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Beef Group Tackles EPA with Web Video

Beef Group Tackles EPA with Web Video
In its continuing effort to tell the story about how environmental regulations are impacting the industry, NCBA fires a shot with YouTube.

There's no secret that the National Cattlemen's Beef Association has been on a qust to curtail the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's slew of regulations that many refer to as burdensome, costly and scientifically unfounded (it even says so in its press release). The group, however, is adding a little new media to its fight to show the importance of protecting farmers and ranchers from unnecessary regulation - that's right, NCBA has made a YouTube video.

Themed Over Regulation Across the Nation, the group launched the music video on its YouTube channel focusing on EPA's obsession with dust regulation.

NCBA Chief Environmental Counsel Tamara Thies said the EPA’s “regulatory rampage” is getting a lot of attention but not enough.

“We need people to recognize what EPA is doing and work to stop this agency that is out of control,” said Thies. “Farmers and ranchers could go out of business if EPA continues regulating them out of options. This is a food security issue. Depopulating rural America is not good for anyone – including our struggling economy and consumers around the world who depend on U.S. farmers and ranchers for safe, nutritious and affordable food.”

This issue has been a driving force by moves by some in Congress to introduce legislation that curtails EPA from moving forward to regulate dust in rural America. The moves are bipartisan and would block dust regulation by the agency in rural areas where state dust lawas are in effect. Theis encourages individuals to contact their representatives and senators to tell the story of the risks of this type of regulation.

You can watch the new video below, but you'll also want to check out that YouTube channel as well.

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