Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Hardy County Farmer


Lois Alt is a humble lady. She’s petite, with a warm smile and quiet voice. But Alt took on the federal government and won. 

Alt’s Eight Is Enough poultry farm is not a source of pollution and is not required to apply for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, according to U. S. District Court Judge John P. Bailey.

Bailey ruled “the litter and manure which is washed from the Alt farmyard to navigable waters by a precipitation event is an agricultural storm water discharge and therefore not a point source discharge, thereby rendering it exempt from the NPDES

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