AMI Slams ‘Endangerment’ Finding

The American Meat Institute took aim at the Environmental Protection Agency’s findings, announced Monday, that greenhouse gases were a major contributor to climate change, a position that paves the way to regulate industry emissions.

“AMI does not support EPA’s Endangerment Finding, as the final rule is mostly based on future greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, anticipated climate changes and adverse public health and welfare effects that are expected to result from elevated temperatures, air quality changes, effects of extreme events on society, climate-sensitive diseases and aeroallergens,” said Mark Dopp, AMI’s Senior Vice President Regulatory Affairs and general counsel, in a statement prepared for Meatingplace.

“Additionally, AMI does not support regulating GHG emissions under the Clean Air Act because such an approach could have serious economic consequences not only with respect to AMI member companies, but for the entire U.S. economy. This final rule could expose large sectors of the economy to significant corporate liability for producing products that purportedly endanger health and welfare.”

The statement comes even as the USDA reports that Cap and Trade legislation would reduce livestock production by double digits. Increased regulation under the ‘endangerment’ finding could do the same damage.

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One response to this post.

  1. It seems that the USDA ,the EPA really do not care about agricultural industries of the USA. With the recent EPA findings the obviously do not care where good ,clean,safe and healthy food comes from.


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