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EPA Plan Exempts Factory Farms from Pollution Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency has offered the nation's factory farms a four-year immunity from air pollution laws if they agree to participate in the agency's study of the farms' airborne emissions. Activist groups are calling the plan a delaying tactic.

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John Nielsen
John Nielsen covers environmental issues for NPR. His reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning news magazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. He also prepares documentaries for the NPR/National Geographic Radio Expeditions series, which is heard regularly on Morning Edition. Nielsen also occasionally serves as the substitute host for several NPR News programs.