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Poultry Farmer Wins in Court
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Dec 21, 2012 02:27 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Recent attempts by the EPA and environmental groups to hold poultry farmers responsible in the Chesapeake Bay region for pollution runoff into streams has hit a roadblock.

A federal judge in Maryland sided with a Maryland farmer Thursday and EPA dropped an administrative order against a West Virginia poultry farmer. Both cases aimed to force farmers to obtain Clean Water Act permits for dust, feathers and other materials finding their way into U.S. waters.

The cases have raised issues about just how far the Clean Water Act can reach on agriculture operations, in light of an ongoing ...

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