August 28, 2017 Articles

EPA Farm Reporting Exemption Final Rule Vacated

The court agreed that the emissions reports aren't nearly as useless as EPA made them out to be.

By Karen Aldridge Crawford – August 28, 2017

Many of my industrial clients envy the deference given agricultural activities by federal and state lawmakers and environmental agencies. Typically, agricultural activities are exempt from provisions of federal law. However, on April 11, 2017, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Waterkeeper Alliance v. Environmental Protection Agency, 853 F.3d 527 (No. 09-1017 consolidated with 09-1104), vacating one of those enviable exemptions.

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