EPA & enviros decide that suit against poultry farmer is for the birds

October 13, 2014 | By JONATHAN WOOD

As we reported last month, the EPA has abandoned its case against a West Virginia poultry farmer for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. Last week, environmental groups followed suit, ending the case. The case began when the poultry farmer, Lois Alt, received a compliance order accusing her of violating the Clean Water Act … ...


Poultry farmer’s suit results in EPA withdrawing its compliance order

December 21, 2012 | By JONATHAN WOOD

Earlier this year, a poultry farmer sued the EPA challenging a compliance order which alleged that the farm’s operations violated the Clean Water Act.  The EPA — apparently familiar with the butterfly effect — claimed that dander and dust particles from the chicken coops were spit out by a ventilation fan, that heavy rains could wash a ...


Do poultry farms need a Clean Water Act permit?

July 19, 2012 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

So says EPA at least.  In a lawsuit filed this June in the District of West Virginia, Lois Alt, owner of Eight is Enough poultry farm, is suing EPA over a compliance order that the agency issued to her last November.  The order contends that Ms. Alt is violating the stormwater provisions of the Clean … ...