1. WATER POLLUTION:
Farm groups slam environmentalists for using privacy lawsuit to 'vilify' farmers
The nation's largest farm and pork producer groups today blasted environmentalists for using a privacy lawsuit against U.S. EPA to "vilify" industrial-scale farming. The American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council say that environmental groups made "false accusations" about poultry and livestock farmers when they asked the court last week to intervene in the suit on behalf of EPA.