EPA sued over CAFO regulation petitions

EPA sued over CAFO regulation petitions

Coalition wants court to make EPA decide on petitions for agency to regulate CAFO pollutants under Clean Air Act.

SINCE 2009, members of a coalition of environmental groups have been petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to use its established authority under the federal Clean Air Act to reduce noxious emissions of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, particulate matter and other air pollutants from the estimated 20,000 large concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) across the U.S.

However, EPA has failed to respond to those petitions, leading the groups

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