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2009-06-25 / Community News

AG Groups Weigh In On EPA's Endangerment Finding

Nearly two-dozen farm and ranch organizations sent a letter today to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing its proposal to classify greenhouse gases as a public health risk.

"Farmers and ranchers would be exposed to potential legal liability under such a plan," explained Jon Wooster, president of the U.S. Cattlemen's Association (USCA), which spearheaded the joint letter effort.

Even small farmers and ranchers would be subject to the EPA's onerous regulation, according to a 2008 analysis by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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