EPA Nitrate Study Appeal: Correspondence

  • July 8, 2019

Since mid-2018 dairy farmers and farm leaders from Washington, Oregon and Idaho have been meeting and corresponding with EPA officials about the Yakima Nitrate Report. Here is a collection of the written correspondence.

April 30, 2019 Letter to Rep. Newhouse and Rep. McMorris Rodgers asking for assistance with the EPA nitrate report:

SFF EPA Newhouse 042919

Following a May 13, 2019 call with Associate Administrator Tate Bennett, head of the EPA’s Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education (OPEEE), we sent this letter addressing issues raised on the call:

SFF EPA Bennett call fup 052019 (1)

This is the document we provided to EPA staff and Regional Administrator Hladick at our February 27, 2019 meeting with the staff:

SFF EPA Nitrate Critique final-web version 053119

Letter sent to EPA Director Andrew Wheeler on July 3, 2019:

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Letter sent to Region 10 Administrator Hladick on April 19, 2019:

SFF Hladick Ltr-2 041919 (3)

Document accompanying letters to Members of Congress:

SFF LP EPA DOJ-Congress appeal summary 042919

Letter to Regional Administrator Hladick reiterating request for peer review and alerting him to elevation of issue to HQ:

SFF Hladick ltr re HQ action (2)
Letter from Representative Dan Newhouse to EPA Director Andrew Wheeler late June 2019:

Letter to Save Family Farming from Regional Administrator Hladick on June 19, 2019 where he rejects our request for a peer review:

SFF Hladick ltr reject ARS-1-2
SFF Hladick ltr reject ARS-2-2

Letter to Hladick on July 2, 2019 rebutting claims about science categorization and rejection of peer review:

SFF EPA Hladick-Bennett response 070219

Rep Dan Newhouse letter to EPA Director Andrew Wheeler late June 2019

Letter to EPA Wheeler re Yakima Dairy EPA Study