Animal Waste and Water Quality: EPA's Response to the 'Waterkeeper Alliance' Court Decision on Regulation of CAFOs [November 3, 2014] [open pdf - 301KB]
From the Introduction: "This report describes major features of the 2003 CAFO [confined animal feeding operations] rule. It discusses the parts of the 2003 rule that were addressed in the federal court's 2005 decision and EPA's response, as reflected in the 2008 revised regulation. It then describes legal challenges to the 2008 rule and the federal court's March 2011 ruling. The report also provides an overview of perspectives of key interest groups-- the livestock and poultry industry, states, and environmental advocates--on these issues."
CRS Report for Congress, RL33656