First Day Of Poultry Talks Conclude

US - Meetings between Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson and several poultry companies began Tuesday in Tulsa with the hopes of heading off another round of litigation concerning poultry litter and water quality in eastern Oklahoma.

Thomas Brett, a retired federal district judge from northern Oklahoma, is acting as an independent mediator for the two sides. The meetings are scheduled to continue today and Thursday.

"The parties had a frank discussion of the issues. We are continuing to talk and we'll resume our meeting tomorrow," officials for both sides said in a joint statement released Tuesday afternoon.

Poultry farmers, however, have not been invited to the meeting and said they fear any decisions made at the meeting will hit them the hardest.

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