Clean Air Lawsuits Filed
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Jan 28, 2015 05:32 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Several environmental and animal-welfare organizations filed two lawsuits Wednesday in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to require EPA to tighten air-quality regulations on livestock operations across the country.

The environmental and animal-welfare agitators -- Environmental Integrity Project, Center for Food Safety, and the Humane Society of the United States -- argue there is well-documented science that the same compounds and elements released by livestock emissions are considered harmful. They argue EPA has just failed to apply the same air-emission standards to livestock operations that are applied elsewhere.

Conversely, agricultural groups said Wednesday that the plaintiff organizations are ...

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