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Large CAFOs are known polluters. Here’s why EPA permits only cover one-third.

The Environmental Protection Agency is charged with protecting important waterways from pollution, but manure from concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, continues to harm waterways — and only one-third of the largest facilities have a federal permit.  EPA permits require CAFO operators to tell the agency how much waste the animals will produce and how […]