Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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EPA withdraws order in the face of farmer’s lawsuit
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a surprise about-face, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn an order demanding that West Virginia poultry grower Lois Alt obtain a Clean Water Act discharge permit for stormwater runoff from her farmyard or face up to $37,500 per day in penalties. While the action is a great victory for Alt, it leaves unresolved a major legal issue with serious implications for other livestock and poultry farmers that must be addressed, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation in a Dec. 20 American Farm Bureau Federation press release. . . .
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