Justice Department bringing back Supplemental Environmental Projects

A controversial environmental justice policy is making a comeback and it will have an impact on agriculture.

The Justice Department announced it will restart the use of Supplemental Environmental Projects in hopes of increasing public health in communities harmed by environmental violations. In the past, SEPs have been used in settlements involving concentrated animal feeding operations.

They include reducing air emissions and odors from Missouri swine barns and for wetlands restoration near a cattle feeding operation.


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