Right now it’s the law, sensibly enough, that when a business emits illegal levels of toxins into the air, the government must be notified. But effective Tuesday, the EPA is exempting factory farms and feedlots from this rule. If animal agribusiness can ram through legislation like this, is there anything the industry can’t get away with?
I’m guessing this is a last-minute kiss goodbye from the Bush administration that will be quickly overturned when Obama takes office. Does anyone have any info that would confirm my hunch? Link.