Court of Appeals Defends the Privacy Rights of Small Business Owners, Says NFIB

Date: September 09, 2016

Contact: Kelly Klass: (609)713-4243 or [email protected]

Federal Court blocks EPA plan to disclose private information of small business farmers and ranchers 

Washington, DC (September 9, 2016) – NFIB Small Business Legal Center Executive Director Karen Harned today issued the following remarks in response to the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit’s decision in the case of American Farm Bureau Federation v US Environmental Protection Agency: 

The idea that the EPA has the legal authority to release the private home addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of farmers and ranchers is preposterous. The EPA violated the privacy and trust of American farmers and their families.  Today, the Court rightly upheld federal privacy laws and protected farmers and ranchers from potentially dangerous exposures.”

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