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Posted By on Wed, May 3, 2006 at 5:58 AM

The attorney general of Oklahoma, Drew Edmondson, took a few pokes at Attorney General Mike Beebe for carrying the poultry industry's briefs in a lawsuit over poultry industry pollution of the Illinois River. From Stephens Media:

Beebe asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case earlier this year on the same issues of sovereignty and the commission's authority over water issues between the two states, but the high court declined.

"The Compact Commission was established to address water issues between the states, not between a state and private companies," Edmondson said in a news release Tuesday afternoon.

"The U.S. Supreme Court has already rejected his argument that the Compact Commission is the proper venue for this lawsuit," Edmondson said.

Matt DeCample, a spokesman for Beebe, said Edmondson's comments about the Supreme Court were wrong.

"The Supreme Court did not reject our argument; they merely declined to take up the case. They did not rule on the merits at all," DeCample said.

Oklahoma's suit cites both federal and state laws in its case against the poultry companies.

Beebe said Oklahoma can't use its laws against Arkansas farmers.

Edmondson has attacked Beebe's intentions on a number of occasions, claiming Beebe is trying to curry favor with big poultry companies. Beebe has accused Edmondson of filing the suit to get a big monetary settlement.

Edmondson in Tuesday's release said Beebe's race for governor appears to have taken precedence over his legal judgment in the case.

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