Poultry pollution case might hit Supreme Court

OKLAHOMA - An Oklahoma-Arkansas dispute involving the water quality of the Illinois River has been scheduled for U.S. Supreme Court consideration.

Edward Turner, a court spokesman, said the disagreement was among issues scheduled for private court discussion Friday. He said if the court didn’t discuss the matter then, it could take it up at the next conference Friday.

Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit last June in Tulsa after four years of failed negotiations, alleging that Arkansas poultry companies were responsible for pollution of the Illinois River watershed.

Oklahoma’s lawsuit argues that state and federal laws are being violated by improper poultry waste disposal practices.

Source: Argus Leader
calendar icon 20 February 2006
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