Appeals Court Agrees To Hear Chicken Litter Case

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 7:55 am
By: News On 6

DENVER, CO -- A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments in Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson's bid to stop poultry litter in the Illinois River watershed.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver granted a request by Oklahoma officials to expedite their appeal of a Tulsa judge's ruling.

That ruling was to deny a preliminary injunction in the case.

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Edmondson sued 13 Arkansas-based poultry companies in 2005, claiming that they were polluting Oklahoma waters.

The poultry companies dispute that claim.

A March court date has been set by the federal court to hear the arguments.