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AFBF calls on Congress to nullify EPA’s greenhouse gas proposal
Now is the time for Congress to nullify greenhouse gas permit requirements that were announced recently by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). “We believe the EPA’s greenhouse gas requirements will lead to costly and ineffective regulations on America’s farmers and ranchers,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “We vehemently oppose regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act because we believe it will require livestock producers and other agricultural operations to obtain costly and time-consuming permits as conditions to continue farming.” According to AFBF, both Congress and state governments are examining ways to nullify EPA’s requirements.
AFBF launches ‘Legal Affairs’ Web site
American Farm Bureau Federation’s legal department has launched a new “Legal Affairs” section of AFBF’s Voices of Agriculture Web site. The purpose of the new section is to give Farm Bureau members a better sense of the legal involvement of AFBF through its legal advocacy program. The legal advocacy program advocates beneficial changes in the law for agriculture through coordination among member state Farm Bureaus. While AFBF attorneys cannot provide legal advice, they do offer legal information on issues important to Farm Bureau members. The legal advocacy section of the AFBF Web site makes it easy to find the information on active and closed cases impacting farmers and ranchers. In addition, the section is a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about AFBF’s impact in courtrooms across the United States. The new legal affairs section can be accessed through this link.