The Environmental Protection Agency has announced the creation of an Animal Ag Water Quality Subcommittee. EPA Agricultural Advisor Rob Snyder said this is in response to the denial of two petitions to overhaul the Clean Water Act permitting program. “We didn’t feel we had sufficient information to grant the petition and what the environmental groups were requesting.” The subcommittee will include a diverse group of stakeholders including producers, universities, environmental groups and other industry representatives with the goal to improve water quality outcomes from animal agriculture. Nominations are open through January 2nd 2024.
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