West Virginia

West Virginia Poultry Farmer Suing EPA Over Regulations

Wants them clarified

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Lois Alt is a trained electrician, a proud West Virginian, a loving mother and a doting grandmother.

She also happens to be the little lady who started the next big chicken war.

Alt, 61, is suing the EPA after inspectors visiting her Old Fields farm in 2011, found her in violation of the Clean Water Act, and ordered her to obtain a discharge permit for a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation, or CAFO. CAFOs are regulated as a point source of pollution, much like a sewage treatment plant is.