Spending Bill Will Limit Livestock Emissions Regulation

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March 10, 2022 – In spite of the February organizational letter to Congress demanding stronger EPA oversight of emissions from concentrated animal feeding operations, Bloomberg Green noted that:

The $1.5 trillion bill to fund the U.S. government working its way through Congress includes two provisions that hamper the government’s ability to monitor and regulate emissions from the country’s meat and dairy industries. One provision bars new permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act for emissions of pollutants like carbon dioxide and methane from livestock production, while the other disallows any new greenhouse gas reporting requirements from manure management systems.