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H.R. 3655

ELR Congressional Update

California Cattlemen's Ass'n v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

ELR Case

A district court denied motions to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the federal designation of over 1.8 million acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains as critical habitat for three amphibian species. Associations representing California...

H.R. 5883, Chamber Action

ELR Congressional Update

American Farm Bureau Federation v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The Eighth Circuit reversed a lower court decision that livestock farm groups lacked standing to bar EPA from...

Livestock Production, Climate Change, and Human Health: Closing the Awareness Gap

ELR Article

Livestock should be removed from public lands for myriad reasons. Eliminating what is now extensive grazing by ruminants would cut methane emissions, with attendant benefits for climate mitigation. Removing livestock from public lands...

H.R. 2459, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

State Preemption of Local Control Over Intensive Livestock Operations

ELR Article

Attempts to regulate intensive livestock operations at the local level have met stiff resistance from state legislatures. Local governments, frustrated by the hands-off approach of federal and state law, have tried to pass local...

H.R. 4393, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Adams v. Wisconsin Livestock Facilities Siting Review Board

ELR Case

The Supreme Court of Wisconsin held that under state law, a town may not impose conditions on a livestock siting permit to protect surface and groundwater. The state legislature has strictly limited the ability of political subdivisions...