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Pollution news

Updated: March 16, 2005, 3:16 PM ET
By BASS Times staff | BASS Times, July 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A proposal by the agriculture industry is alarming environmentalists and communities that have long fought to stop the pollution of their air and water by factory farms.

Agriculture lobbyists and groups have suggested to the Bush administration that factory farms be given a two-year break from air quality and toxic waste cleanup laws if they take part in an $11 million research program financed by the industry.

Through much of the 1990s, factory farms were little ...

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