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Delmarva Chicken Association issues statement on Md. AFO permit ruling

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GEORGETOWN, Del. — Delmarva Chicken Association Executive Director Holly Porter made the following statement after a Montgomery County, Md. Circuit Court judge issued an order in “Assateague Coastal Trust v. Maryland Department of the Environment” requiring further review of the general discharge permit for animal feeding operations:

“It’s no accident the plaintiffs in this case crossed the Chesapeake Bay to file their challenge in chicken-farm-free Montgomery County. They deliberately searched for a forum that rarely adjudicates matters of agricultural law. And it’s no accident that this comes as Assateague Coastal Trust benefits from a $3.6 million. . .

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