Oklahoma wins round in pollution case | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Oklahoma wins round in pollution case

Posted By on Wed, May 31, 2006 at 5:12 PM

U.S. Magistrate Sam Joyner today rejected motions filed by Arkansas poultry companies that would have prevented Oklahoma from taking soil and water samples from chicken farms as part of its pollution lawsuit against the companies.

Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson said they will begin taking the samples as soon as they can. Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe, who has tried to intervene in behalf of the poultry companies, had no comment.

This episode is the latest action in Oklahoma's ongoing lawsuit against 14 Arkansas poultry companies, which contends that waste from their chicken farms is polluting Oklahoma's waterways.

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