Groups Urge EPA To Target CAFOs


Environmental and advocacy groups are urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use its authority to provide more oversight of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO).

A letter sent to EPA administrator Michael Regan and signed by more than 200 groups, asks that he immediately use EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, to crack down on CAFOs.

The letter alleges that “CAFOs represent an environmental justice crisis that has gone unaddressed by – and has even been exacerbated by – EPA for decades” and urges EPA to “end the regulatory exceptionalism for the industrial livestock agribusinesses profiting from the exploitation of environmental justice communities.”


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