Ag Groups Outraged Over EPA Information Leak

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EPA Releases Information
Outrage over the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of information about farmers that was supposed to be confidential. Sabrina Hill reports.
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The Environmental Protection Agency collected information from states on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). The statistics were requested by extremist groups, including Earth Justice, the Pew Charitable Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council. However, the EPA also gave those groups information such as farming family addresses and phone numbers, GPS coordinates, and even names of relatives.

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association past president J.D. Alexander says he has serious concerns about security.

So far, the EPA has not released a statement.