… The petition said the EPA could use the same section of the Clean Air Act to establish air pollution limits on industrial hog and dairy farms that it used several years ago to propose carbon emission limits on power plants...

 

 

Petition Calls for EPA Regulation of Large Dairy and Hog Farms

 

By Chuck Abbott, Successful Farming

Agriculture.com - 4/7/2021

 

Two dozen environmental and consumer groups, including the Sierra Club and Government Accountability Project, petitioned the EPA on Tuesday to regulate large dairy and hog operations under federal air pollution laws. “The EPA has the duty and authority to regulate these methane super-emitters under the Clean Air Act as part of the administration’s larger strategy to prevent catastrophic and irreversible climate change,” said the groups.

 

Agriculture generally is exempt from air and water pollution laws. The petition said the EPA could use the same section of the Clean Air Act to establish air pollution limits on industrial hog and dairy farms that it used several years ago to propose carbon emission limits on power plants...

 

more

https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/petition-calls-for-epa-regulation-of-large-dairy-and-hog-farms