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Farmers for Clean Air and Water

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.

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Farmers for Clean Air and Water is a front group formed by major agricultural companies to lobby Congress to "exempt large farming operations from reporting and other requirements under the Superfund law and Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act."

According to U.S. Senate Lobbying Disclosure records, Farmers for Clean Air and Water is represented by The Livingston Group.[1][2]


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  1. Chris Casteel, "Raising a big stink over waste", NewsOK, September 17, 2007.
  2. Ian Swanson and Manu Raju, "Sierra Club cries ‘fowl’ on Lincoln", The Hill, October 3, 2007.

External links

  • "Agriculture Sector Forms Lobbying Group To Push CAFO Exemptions", Superfund Report, May 8, 2006. (Sub req'd)
  • Farmers for Clean Air and Water Coalition: Key Messages and Proof Points", undated, accessed May 2006.
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