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NC environmental justice order

N.C. Gov. Cooper issues environmental justice order, says it will "last beyond this administration"

On Tuesday Gov. Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 292, “Advancing Environmental Justice for North Carolina.”
EPA sued over factory farm pollution rules

Green groups sue EPA over factory farm pollution rules

A group of 13 environmental organizations has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeking to force the agency to bolster regulations for industrialized livestock farms, which can pollute U.S. rivers and lakes with raw sewage and other contaminants.
dairy CAFO methane emissions biogas

A Texas dairy ranks among the state’s biggest methane emitters. but don’t ask the EPA or the state about it

An analysis by Inside Climate News, building on work by Climate TRACE, shows that tracking cattle emissions, site by site, is doable. But government databases specifically exempt agricultural operations from their greenhouse gas accounting.

CAFO regulations

The EPA is rejecting calls for tougher regulation of big livestock farms. It's promising more study

The Biden administration is rejecting a plea from environmentalists to toughen regulation of large livestock farms that release manure and other pollutants into waterways.
Phosphorus polluton & dead zones
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Phosphorus saved our way of life—and now threatens to end it

Fertilizers filled with the nutrient boosted our ability to feed the planet. Today, they’re creating vast and growing dead zones in our lakes and seas.
Black farmers take on Tyson Foods
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In West Tennessee, a group of Black farmers take on Tyson Foods

The Southern Environmental Law Center is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture over farm subsidies provided to Tyson chicken farms.