Jackson: EPA Not Targeting Agriculture
Prairie City, Iowa--EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack paid a visit to Gordon Wassenaar’s Prairie City, Iowa, farm on Tuesday where the EPA head once again stressed that her agency will not regulate farm dust as a pollutant.
Jackson also said EPA has no plans to impose pollution regulations in the Mississippi River basin like those being used to clean up Chesapeake Bay and voluntary measures should be given the chance to work. “I am ruling out the need for us to move directly to a regulatory mechanism when we have folks stepping up and are willing to do the conservation measures,” Jackson said.“We all want clean air and clean water. EPA is not targeting agriculture. Instead of letting someone else carry the message out here, I'll carry it out here myself,” Jackson said.