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Court OKs release of CAFO information


February 3, 2015
By Bovine Veterinarian

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February 3, 2015 – A federal judge in Minnesota ruled the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may release information regarding livestock farms subject to concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) regulations.

The lawsuit was initially filed July 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) had sought a court injunction to prevent EPA from publicly releasing data under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests until a court could clarify EPA’s obligation to keep personal information about citizens private. READ MORE