Pressure building on Biden EPA to regulate CAFOs

November 3, 2022

Environmentalists, citizen groups and some in the “environmental justice” community are putting considerable pressure on the Biden EPA to step up federal regulation of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Most commercial layer operations meet the …

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EPA to implement CAFO inspections in PA pending funding for farmer assistance

April 21, 2022

On April 18, US EPA announced a two-stage Clean Water Act inspection plan for Pennsylvania, taking effect in 90 days, to support more aggressive adoption of nutrient loss reduction practices by the state’s farmers in …

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Two CWA decisions; more potential problems for CAFOs

September 23, 2021

Two recent decisions, one by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the other by EPA, highlight how the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) regulatory measures for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are subject to changes. These …

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Maryland court: emissions are subject to CAFO permitting

March 18, 2021

Last week, a state trial court found that the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) should be using the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) permitting program to regulate gaseous ammonia …

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