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Federal Court Upholds Agriculture Against EPA

Federal Court Upholds Agriculture Against EPA

Last week a federal court ruled in favor of a West Virginia farmer in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency.  The court ruled contrary to EPA’s contention that ordinary storm water from the farm yard is exempt from National Pollutant Discharge Permit requirements.  South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott Vanderwal says it’s a great victory for agriculture and farmers across the country.

Vanderwal says this court decision also will hamper EPA’s ability to over regulate.

EPA had threatened the West Virginia farmer with more than $ 37 thousand dollars in fines each time storm water came into contact with dust, feathers or small amounts of manure on the ground outside poultry houses as a result of normal farm operations.

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