NCBA says proposed EPA rule could be'devastating' for agriculture
Add the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) to the list of ag groups concerned with the EPA’s proposed rule ongreenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
NCBA says regulation of GHG’s under the Clean Air Act, as proposed by EPA, could force agricultural sources to obtain permits for emissions. According to NCBA, the amount of paperwork, time delays and new technology needs would be”insurmountable”. The cattle group says the regulatory compliance costs would be very high and force many ag producers out of business.
NCBA says Congress never intended to regulate GHG emissions under the Clear Air Act. It says EPA’s proposal—quote—”wouldbe devastating for the U.S. economy”—end quote.