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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Apr 26, 2013 06:38 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

EPA's Acting Administrator Defends Aerial Surveillance of CAFOs

Aerial surveillance activities conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency help to improve the efficiency of the agency by targeting "scarce resources" on a specific place where there may be a problem, acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe told a Senate panel this week.

Perciasepe was responding to complaints by Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., during a hearing of the Senate Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee. Johanns criticized EPA's past use of aerial surveillance ...

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