August 20, 2014

Johanns introduces bill to ban aerial surveillance, Nelson supports

Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns again calls for a one year ban on the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of aerial surveillance in a speech on the senate floor today.

“I believe the American public deserves open, straight-forward, honest information about why (the) EPA is flying over their land”. Senator Johanns says.

The proposal is supported by Nebraska U.S. Senator Ben Nelson.

“I’ve been critical of the EPA for using aerial surveillance”, Nelson says. “certainly without contacting the property owners”.

EPA representatives have met with some Nebraska landowners in the past discussing their surveillance.

Surveillance is designed to discourage the release of animal wastes from feed lots into Nebraska rivers and streams.