Ranchers alarmed over detials EPA shared with Activist Groups

Early this week the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) was notified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the agency had been collecting information from states on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). This information was requested by extremist groups, including Earth Justice, the Pew Charitable Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and granted to them.

“When we reviewed the information submitted by the states and released by EPA, we were alarmed at the detail of the information provided on hard-working family farmers and ranchers, family operations including my own,” said NCBA Past President J.D. Alexander, a cattle feeder from Pilger, Neb. “It is beyond comprehension to me that with threats to my family from harassment atop bio-security concerns, that EPA would gather this information only to release it to these groups. This information details my family’s home address and geographic coordinates; the only thing it doesn’t do is chauffeur these extremists to my house. For some operations, even telephone numbers and deceased relatives are listed.”

Read more at The Natural Resources Report. 


  1. Try to get information from the government and you have to make a FOIA request and if lucky you will receive that information. Most likely it will take months or years. Let a liberal group request information and the government will use tax payer dollars to conduct a study to obtain that information.

    Details not Detials (see title).

  2. John Stewart says:

    Can anyone say AGENDA? I'll bet FOX would wait eons for a FOIA from the EPA.

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