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Groups sue EPA over emissions from farms


February 3, 2015, Des Moines, IA – A group of eight organizations has filed two lawsuits against the EPA for not doing enough to control emissions from large Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs. One lawsuit deals with ammonia pollution, and the other addresses methane and other air pollutants.

The environmental and animal-welfare coalition is asking a federal judge to “compel the Environmental Protection Agency to finally act to address unchecked toxic air pollution from factory farms, a large and growing industry that’s almost entirely escaped pollution regulations for decades,” said Tarah Heinzen, an attorney for the Environmental Integrity Project, a group leading the legal challenge. READ MORE