Two national farm-related organizations, the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Pork Producers' Council, sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to bar EPA's release of member information involving physical addresses and details concerning the members' operation of Confined Animal Feeding Operations(CAFOs). Under the Clean Water Act (CWA), CAFO information involving location and certain operational details must be made public as a condition of obtaining a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. An NPDES permit must be obtained to operate the CAFO.
Federal Court Dismisses National Farm Groups' Data Privacy Lawsuit
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