12 Groups Challenge EPA Decision Not To Update Slaughterhouse Regulations

“A dozen environmental and animal rights groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its decision not to update regulations that limit how much pollution from slaughterhouses can flow into rivers.  

In October, the agency announced it would not revise federal water standards for plants that discharge their processed wastewater directly into waterways, something critics say puts rivers at risk of being overwhelmed by nitrogen, spurring algae blooms that suffocate fish as well as plant life needed to keep rivers healthy.

The suit asks for judicial review of the decision to not update regulations that were last revised about 15 years ago and date back decades.”

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill December 18, 2019.