Nebraska Cattlemen applauds Sen. Fischer for demanding answers from EPA
Nebraska Cattlemen applauds Sen. Deb Fischer for her role in demanding answers from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, who recently released personal data from livestock operations to three activist organizations.
Fischer, along with Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, are leading the way in demanding answers from EPA in how information from 30 states was released and what steps the agency is taking to investigate the privacy concerns which have been raised due to the release of such personal information. The group of senators has asked EPA to follow up with a congressional briefing no later than April 18.
“As a cattle feeder from Nebraska I have been well-versed over the past years about environmental regulations. I take great pride in the practices I’ve put in place to protect the environment, as well as the fact that what I do every day helps feed my family and yours. What discourages me is the constant berating beef feedlots like mine must endure by environmental organizations who know little about my farm,” said Chuck Folken of Leigh, Neb. “I applaud Sen. Fischer for hearing the concerns of livestock producers and demanding answers,” Folken said.
The Nebraska Cattlemen association (www.nebraskacattlemen.org) serves as the representative for the state’s beef cattle industry and represents professional cattle breeders, ranchers and feeders, as well as county and local cattlemen’s associations. Its headquarters are in Lincoln and second office in Lakeside serves cattlemen in western Nebraska.
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