The National Cattleman's Beef Association (NCBA) has launched a series of blistering allegations against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson recently testified before the Senate Ag Committee that her agency is not out to get American agriculture.

But, Tamara Thies, NCBA's chief environmental council, accused EPA of trying to put the cattle industry out of business, "It is ironic that as we strive to become less dependent on imported oil the policies of the Obama administration are likely to make us more dependent on imported beef."

She accused EPA of waging a war to bring an end to production agriculture, "EPA exhibits reckless indifference to scientific fact, and instead imposes stringent regulations based on nothing more than its biased, anti-animal agriculture agenda that will leave many cattle operations with no recourse but to shut down."

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