DCA Statement on Decision to Appeal Maryland AFO Permit Ruling

Delmarva Chicken Association Executive Director Holly Porter made the following statement regarding Maryland's decision to appeal a ruling in Assateague Coastal Trust v. Maryland Department of the Environment:

"This appeal is good news for farmers who raise chickens, cows, pigs and other animals, and good news for millions of families who rely on those family farmers to provide food for them. We look forward to a fair-minded judicial review of a lone judge's decision to strike down the EPA-approved Maryland AFO permit. This appeal will provide an opportunity to correct the unjustified, sudden insertion of air emissions regulations into a water quality permit.

"Delmarva Chicken Association will take every possible opportunity to inform the higher court how well this science-based permit will work for all the Marylanders, including farmers and chicken growers, who are committed to protecting environmental quality."

About Delmarva Chicken Association
Delmarva Chicken Association, founded in 1948, is the Delmarva chicken industry's voice as the premier membership association focusing on advocacy, education and member relations. DCA's vision is to be the most-respected chicken organization in the United States. For more information about the Delmarva Chicken Association, visit www.dcachicken.com or call 302-856-9037.

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