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Continued: Livestock farmers battle information release

  • Article by: JIM SPENCER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 8, 2013 - 10:43 PM

EPA has argued that the information in dispute is already available on websites of several of the states cited in the lawsuit.

Livestock and poultry farms are required to have government permits if they discharge wastewater, Formica said. But he accused environmental groups of going on a fishing expedition for permit violations by pushing more-onerous reporting standards.

Clean water groups, including the Pew Trusts, counter that runoff from livestock operations must be more carefully monitored because it is among the worst pollution risks to the nation’s rivers and streams.

 

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