Air Quality Issues and Animal Agriculture: EPA's Air Compliance Agreement

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In an effort to collect scientifically credible data regarding the effect of animal agriculture on water resources (specifically animal waste and emissions from animal feeding operations (AFO), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in January 2005 announced the Air Compliance Agreement. The agreement is intended to produce air quality monitoring data on AFO emissions during a two-year study, while at the same time protecting participants through a “safe harbor” from liability under certain provisions of federal environmental laws.

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Copeland, Claudia February 2, 2006.

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In an effort to collect scientifically credible data regarding the effect of animal agriculture on water resources (specifically animal waste and emissions from animal feeding operations (AFO), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in January 2005 announced the Air Compliance Agreement. The agreement is intended to produce air quality monitoring data on AFO emissions during a two-year study, while at the same time protecting participants through a “safe harbor” from liability under certain provisions of federal environmental laws.

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  • February 2, 2006

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  • June 1, 2006, 12:54 p.m.

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Copeland, Claudia. Air Quality Issues and Animal Agriculture: EPA's Air Compliance Agreement, report, February 2, 2006; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8640/: accessed March 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.