NPPC engages in environmental justice policy discussions

Jan 23, 2024



The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is at the forefront of discussions on environmental justice, as the federal government expands its focus in this area. The NPPC, along with other industry groups, is working to ensure that business stakeholders have a voice in the ongoing development of federal regulations and guidelines. 

Recently, the NPPC-led coalition submitted comments to the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) regarding its “Federal Environmental Justice Science, Data, and Research Plan.”  

The coalition also gave feedback on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) draft guidance for “Achieving Health and Environmental Protection Through EPA's Meaningful Involvement Policy.” 

The NPPC’s stance emphasizes the importance of considering the perspectives of all stakeholders, including the pork industry. The coalition’s recommendations to the OSTP include improving the integration of industry contributions, fostering transparent information sharing, ensuring data quality, and protecting confidential business information. 

For the EPA’s draft guidance, the recommendations focus on engaging trade associations in the process, allowing ample time for public comment on new regulations, clarifying data quality differences, and refining information sharing methods. 

These efforts by the NPPC and its coalition partners underscore the complexity of integrating environmental justice into government operations. It highlights the need for a balanced approach that considers the potential economic impacts and fosters both environmental and industrial innovation.  

The NPPC’s active participation in these discussions reflects its commitment to responsible and sustainable industry practices. 

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