Wednesday, June 18


Though the EPA "has called livestock pollution the greatest threat to American waterways," Maryland's Gov. Ehrlich doesn't much care "to stanch the flow of millions of pounds of nitrogen and phosphorous into the [Chesapeake] bay and the rivers and streams that feed it," according to the Washington Post. The GOP's Ehrlich, after pocketing $15,000 in campaign contributions from the poultry industry, has essentially let them off the hook for massive environmental damage.
Meanwhile in Kentucky, a little further afield from the big-spender lobbyists, a jury has found a Tyson chicken "farm" to be a "nuisance," fining the heavily-confined-chicken houses a pittance for ruining their neighbors' lives with relentless stench.

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