Factory farms, also known as CAFOs or animal factories, and their allies in Congress want to re-write federal law so they don’t have to report the hazardous emissions that they spew into the air we breathe.
Long ago, Congress passed a law ensuring that communities deserve to know what toxic substances are being released in their midst, no matter who emits them. Alarmingly, Senator Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska) is leading a legislative effort to exempt factory farms from having to report their hazardous emissions of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide as is required by this federal law.
Ammonia and hydrogen sulfide are dangerous substances and can cause serious health impacts such as asthma attacks, respiratory illness, and even death. If CAFOs get their way, they won’t have to report their hazardous emissions and impacted communities won’t know what’s in their air. Act now and tell your Senator to oppose this bill!
CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW!
Urge them to oppose the Fischer CAFO bill (Senate Bill 2421)!
Call the Senate Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or look them up here.
Sample Phone Script:
I am a constituent of the Senator, and I urge him/her to oppose the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act, S. 2421. This bill is NOT fair as it actually allows polluting factory farms to emit hazardous substances without reporting this information. As a member of the public, I have a right to know if my neighboring factory farms are emitting hazardous substances such as ammonia. Please tell the Senator to VOTE NO on S. 2421. Thank you!