Groups to USDA: don’t make slaughterhouse pollution worse

Meat and poultry processing plants dump huge volumes of pollution into our nation’s rivers and other waters.  As the Department of Agriculture (USDA) doles out $500 million in grants to expand meat and poultry processing, we submitted comments urging  the agency to avoid exacerbating water pollution from the industry.  Fourteen other groups joined our letter – including American Sustainable Business Network, Latino Farmers & Ranchers and Southern Environmental Law Center.


John Rumpler

Senior Director, Clean Water for America Campaign and Senior Attorney, Environment America Research & Policy Center

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