Cross-posted from The Center for Public Integrity. Like a lot of industry groups, the farm lobby says it would prefer that Congress tackle climate change rather than leaving the job to the bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency. But now, the prospect of EPA greenhouse gas regulation looms large -- mostly because agriculture and so many other interests haven't liked any of the climate bills so far on Capitol Hill. Not to worry. The same onslaught of lobbyists and lawyers that helped dim prospects for climate legislation in this Congress (representing about 1,170 businesses and interest groups by the …
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Marianne Lavelle is a staff writer at the Center for Public Integrity.