Implications Of CWA Violations In Waterkeeper V. Hudson

Law360, New York (February 11, 2013, 1:21 PM EST) -- Following a 10-day bench trial, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland found that a plaintiff environmental group failed to show, by a preponderance of the evidence, that a farm's poultry operations discharged pollutants into waters of the United States. The case, Waterkeeper Alliance Inc. v. Hudson, No. 10-cv-487, involved allegations that chicken litter containing various pollutants was discharged without a permit into a tributary of the Pocomoke River.

In addition to alleging that the farm's operator, Alan Hudson, was directly liable for the alleged...
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