Runaway Chicken Feathers Don't Warrant Fines, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (October 23, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Wednesday sided with a chicken farmer who faced $37,500 in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fines for each day she allowed chicken litter and feathers to wash into a nearby creek, finding she hadn't violated the Clean Water Act.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey found that farmer Lois Alt was not violating the CWA when chicken manure particles and feathers from her farmyard drained through a grassy pasture and into Mudlick Run, a neighboring creek. The particles were only incidentally...
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Alt v. United States Environmental Protection Agency


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2:12-cv-00042

Court

West Virginia Northern

Nature of Suit

893(Environmental Matters)

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District Judge John Preston Bailey

Date Filed

June 14, 2012

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