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Federal judge orders pork producer to clean up pollution

U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm Howard has ordered Murphy-Brown LLC, the North Carolina-based subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc., to honor an agreement it signed more than a decade ago to clean up water pollution at industrial hog farm sites. The sites, according to environmentalists, are in Bladen, Columbus, Duplin, Pitt, Sampson and Scotland counties.

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Bad News for Big Pork: A Federal Court Rules That the Murphy-Brown Nuisance Lawsuits Can Go to Trial

For those of you who have been following our coverage of the commercial hog-farming industry in North Carolina, an update: Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Earl Britt ruled that the twenty-six federal nuisance lawsuits filed against the pork giant Murphy-Brown can finally go to trial—an important turning point in a high-profile and potentially game-changing case in […]

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The Morning Roundup: Legislature Backs Big Pork, Trump Loses His Sh*t on Twitter Again

It’s Friday. You made it.…

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N.C. House Backs Big Pork, Votes to Override Cooper's HB 467 Veto

Governor Cooper’s veto of House Bill 467, a bill that would limit liability in agricultural nuisance cases, is halfway to being overridden. The N.C. House voted 74–40 in favor of the override; the vote was mostly along party lines, with Republicans voting for it.…

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