FOIA suit on CAFOs gets day in court

FOIA suit on CAFOs gets day in court

All sides of case present oral arguments as to why EPA should not release public information about CAFO owners.

ON Dec. 17, oral arguments were presented in Minneapolis, Minn., in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the ongoing fight to prevent EPA from publically disclosing sensitive private and personal information on hundreds of thousands of farmers in response to demands from animal activist groups.

The suit, first filed in the summer of 2013 by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the American Farm Bureau Feder

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