EPA Spying On Farmers And Livestock Growers – Has The EPA Photographed Your Home, Garden – Poultry And Livestock?

Lawmakers question EPA’s aerial livestock surveillance

Obama administrations EPA Is Spying On Farmers And Livestock Growers. A bipartisan group of Capitol Hill lawmakers is pressing EPA Director Lisa Jackson to answer questions about privacy issues and other concerns after the agency used aerial surveillance to monitor livestock operations.

This practice has resulted in privacy concerns among our constituents and raises several questions,” says the letter signed by Republican Reps. Adrian Smith, Jeff Fortenberry and Lee Terry, as well as Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson and GOP Sen. Mike Johanns.

Rep. Adrian Smith, co-chairman of the Modern Agriculture Caucus and the Congressional Rural Caucus, said the operations in many cases are near homes so “landowners deserve legitimate justification given the sensitivity of the information gathered by the flyovers.”

The letter asks nearly 2 dozen questions including why the inspections are being conducted, how many flights have occurred and whether they have resulted in any enforcement activities.

The Environmental Protection Agency uses aerial surveillance across a swath of the Midwest know as Section 7, which includes Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. The EPA has defended the practice as cost-efficient. The agency (EPA) declined to comment. The letter gave the agency until June 10 to respond.

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3 responses to “EPA Spying On Farmers And Livestock Growers – Has The EPA Photographed Your Home, Garden – Poultry And Livestock?

  1. Reblogged this on Lloyd's of Rochester and commented:
    I am horrified at the leaping, bounding attacks on our freedoms! If you are not aware of what is behind this you won’t be very disturbed, but here is a link to an article from about 2005-2006 that will give you the background and show you how quickly these things progress from paper to action http://www.dairygoatjournal.com/issues/84/84-2/Nathan_Griffith.html. I don’t know what more I can say to express my dismay and help you see that this is not happening in isolation. If I say anything more I am going to sound apocalyptic, so read and draw your own conclusions.


  2. Whoa…! What happened to “land of the free”? I was totally unaware this was happening and I am appalled. However, I have a good idea of WHY because of a series of articles in “Countryside and Small Stock Journal” (www.countryside.com). At their site I found an article which explains what the “gummint” are up to – http://www.dairygoatjournal.com/issues/84/84-2/Nathan_Griffith.html (the Dairy Goat Journal is another of their publications).


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