An environmental group’s attempt to stop the development of a poultry farm near Salisbury, Maryland, in the Delmarva Peninsula, has been blocked by a Wicomico County Circuit Court judge.
A group called Concerned Citizens Against Industrial CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operation) had tried to file an appeal in November 2016 to the farm’s building permit, but the Wicomico Board of Appeals decided not to hear the case. Judge S. James “Jimmy” Sarbanes' ruling on August 3 upheld the board of appeals’ decision to not hear the case.
The permit would allow 10 poultry houses to be constructed, which would be the largest poultry farm in the county.
Ruling deals blow to group fighting Wicomico farm with 10 poultry houses
A Wicomico County Circuit Court judge blocked an environmental group's legal bid Thursday to stop a chicken farm west of Salisbury that would be the largest in the county's history.
Judge rejects group's challenge to Maryland poultry farm
SALISBURY - A judge has blocked an environmental group's challenge to a large-scale poultry farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The judge on Thursday upheld a decision by the Wicomico County Board of Appeals not to hear an appeal from the Salisbury-based Concerned Citizens Against Industrial CAFOs. CAFO is an acronym for concentrated animal-feeding operation.