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Petition seeks CAFO ammonia regulation by EPA


April 7, 2011
By Dairy Business

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April 7, 2011 – Targeting
livestock operations, more than 20 organizations filed a petition April 6 with
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), calling for an “endangerment
finding” for ammonia gas and requesting EPA list ammonia as a Clean Air Act
criteria pollutant. The criteria pollutant program requires EPA to establish
air quality standards to protect public health and the environment.
April 7, 2011 – Targeting
livestock operations, more than 20 organizations filed a petition April 6 with
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), calling for an “endangerment
finding” for ammonia gas and requesting EPA list ammonia as a Clean Air Act
criteria pollutant. The criteria pollutant program requires EPA to establish
air quality standards to protect public health and the environment.

The petitioners contend
concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are the nation’s leading source
of ammonia pollution, which causes respiratory health problems even at very low
levels.

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