The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule change that would make it clear air emissions reporting for animal waste is not required for livestock operations under current regulations.
The National Milk Producers Federation told the Environmental Protection Agency today that a two-step process is needed in rolling back the Waters of the U.S. regulation, currently suspended due to court actions.
Iowa was not one of the original plaintiffs fighting WOTUS, but a ruling Tuesday allows the state to join the fray. “The EPA’s WOTUS Rule imposes unnecessary burdens on Iowans,” Iowa Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg said.
Agriculture on the Great Plains in the coming decades may be adversely affected by a shifting of the climate boundary due to global warming, says Richard Seager, a climate scientist at Columbia University.