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Environment Groups Achieve Major Clean Water Act Settlement with World's Second Largest Chicken Producer, Pilgrim's Pride
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS ACHIEVE MAJOR CLEAN WATER SETTLEMENT WITH WORLD’S SECOND LARGEST CHICKEN PRODUCER, PILGRIM’S PRIDE... Read More
Settlement Proposed in Lawsuit against Chicken-processing Plant that Dumps into Suwannee River
By Eileen Kelley November 15, 2017 Environmental activists on Wednesday filed a proposed consent decree... Read More