As they say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Thanks to a decision yesterday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the government and the public will once again have access to information about potentially deadly air pollution from industrial animal facilities.
In many rural communities across the country, longtime residents have suddenly found themselves surrounded by industrial livestock facilities. In these facilities, hundreds of cows, thousands of pigs or tens of thousands of chickens are kept in confined spaces to be fattened up as quickly as possible. Most meat in America comes from factory farms like these.