Tell the EPA: Strengthen the rules protecting our water from slaughterhouse pollution
Docket # EPA-HQ-OW-2021-0547
Meat processing plants are dumping huge volumes of pollution into our nation's rivers, contributing to toxic algal outbreaks and threatening our drinking water sources.
Thank you for agreeing to update the effluent limitation guidelines -- and issue pretreatment standards -- for the Meat and Poultry Products category of industrial dischargers to America's waterways, as required by the Clean Water Act. These actions are urgently needed to protect our rivers and our health.
Please enact these new pollution control standards as soon as possible, and ensure they are stringent enough to stop slaughterhouses from contributing to toxic algal outbreaks, dead zones, and other threats to public health and the environment.