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Apr 11, 2013

Study explores possible law clinic for Md. farmers

SALISBURY — Following the lawsuit that brought national attention to Maryland farmers, a group of academics is working to find out what legal resources the stewards of Maryland’s largest industry may want. During the next several months, the cohort, which only has a year of funding, plans to hold interviews, send out surveys, host a […]

Apr 10, 2013

Waterkeeper, Perdue dispute standard for fees under the Clean Water Act

The Clean Water Act lawsuit against Perdue Farms Inc. and Berlin-based farmer Alan Hudson is over, but the battle over attorneys’ fees goes on.

Mar 13, 2013

Proposed state budget includes up to $300K for Berlin farm involved in pollution lawsuit

A Berlin farm could receive up to $300,000 to cover court costs under an amendment tacked onto Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget by the House of Delegates.

Jan 23, 2013

Group won’t appeal poultry pollution case

ANNAPOLIS — A New York-based environmental group that sued Perdue Farms and an Eastern Shore contract grower said Wednesday it won’t appeal a federal judge’s ruling in an alleged poultry pollution case. The Waterkeeper Alliance said in a statement that while the group believes it presented compelling evidence, it won’t appeal U.S. District Judge William […]

Jan 14, 2013

Environmentalists disappointed by Perdue lawsuit

WEST OCEAN CITY — While the effects on area farmers from a pollution lawsuit filed against a local chicken farmer were profound, they are also being felt by the environmental groups fighting for clean water on the Eastern Shore. The advocacy group Waterkeeper Alliance, connected to the local Assateague Coastal Trust, sued chicken industry giant […]

Jan 8, 2013

Md. family still feeling impact from poultry suit

BERLIN — For three long years, farmer Alan Hudson and his wife were the defendants in the pollution lawsuit filed by the Waterkeeper Alliance. Hudson, who works his 100-year-old family farm in Berlin, said the impact on his family has been enormous and long-lasting. “Most time in the morning, you get up and you know […]

Oct 24, 2012

Chicken-farm lawsuit in judge’s hands

Both sides in a closely watched lawsuit over alleged pollution of a Chesapeake Bay tributary by a Berlin-based farmer and Perdue Farms Inc. have wrapped up their cases in U.S. District Court in Baltimore — but the verdict will not be in for more than a month.

Oct 18, 2012

Farmer expected to testify in Perdue pollution trial

A chicken farmer at the center of a lawsuit with potential implications for Maryland’s poultry industry is set to testify in federal court in Baltimore. Alan Hudson, who raises chickens for poultry giant Perdue, is scheduled to continue his testimony Thursday for a second day. The New York-based Waterkeeper Alliance brought the lawsuit against Hudson […]

Feb 1, 2012

Prince George’s trying again for a bag tax

COLLEGE PARK — As Prince George’s County lawmakers move to impose a tax on plastic bags, environmental organizations said a similar fee in Washington, D.C., has sharply reduced the amount of trash in the Anacostia River. Because almost half of the Anacostia River’s watershed lies in Prince George’s County, the new bag fee under consideration […]

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