Tuesday, March 4, 2008

EPA may exempt factory farms from emissions reporting

"Factory farms may not be held accountable for toxic gas emissions if the Evironmental Protection Agency (EPA) decides to change the current reporting requirements. Although the EPA acknowldeges that factory farm emissions are linked to public health concerns of nearby workers and residents, agriculture industry lobbyists are encourgaing the EPA to drop reporting requirements based on claims that the reports are not being used. Without these reports rural communities will not have much to hold these factory farms accountable for the pollution that they produce. The EPA is accepting public comments on this issue until March 28, 2008."

This is quoted from the Community Food Security Coalition newsletter. For more info visit:

1 comment:

ashley nelson said...

Let's start a local petition and send it to the EPA by the end of the month.