How the Clean Air Act affects agriculture

Most agricultural operations are not major sources of pollution, and few have been required to comply with the Act’s requirements. However, agricultural air pollution has become more of an issue as EPA implements NAAQS for particulates and as nonattainment areas looks for ways to reduce pollutants. 

Emissions from animal feeding operations, such as ammonia, can transform into secondary particulate matter that would violate the NAAQS. Other agriculture pollutants include dust stirred from operations, diesel emissions from farm equipment, and emissions from crop burning.  

See the full story from my alma matter here. 


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