December 16, 2008

Baltimore Sun: EPA Rule Favors Industry and Polluters

Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens

Communications Director

Center for a Livable Future

An editorial in today’s Baltimore Sun is critical of the EPA’s decision last week to exclude farmers from reporting animal waste emissions. The editorial, which refers to the ongoing EPA study on air pollution from CAFOs, calls on poultry companies, rather than small farmers, to pay the costs involved in controlling emissions. The Maryland Department of the Environment estimates 27 million pounds of yearly emissions by poultry operations and processing plants.

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