Judge Issues Summary Judgment in Favor of Lois Alt in CAFO Lawsuit
Judge John Bailey issued a summary judgment in favor of Lois Alt in the lawsuit, Lois Alt v. United States Environmental Protection Agency. The Court declared that the litter and manure which may be washed from the Alt farmyard to navigable waters by a precipitation event is an agricultural stormwater discharge and therefore not a point source discharge, thereby rendering it exempt from the NPDES permit requirement of the Clean Water Act. The Plaintiff and Plaintiff Intervenors' Joint Motion for Summary Judgment was granted October 23, 2013. To review the order in favor of Ms. Alt, click here.