Tyson seeks to dismiss decades-long Oklahoma poultry pollution case due to case’s “significant delay”

The State of Oklahoma and some of the country’s largest producers, including Tyson, Cargill, and seven other companies, cannot seem to resolve a case over the alleged role of these poultry corporations in polluting the Illinois River Watershed.

After two decades in the courts, an Oklahoma poultry pollution case is still at a standstill. Now, Tyson, one of the major poultry companies named in the lawsuit is asking to have it dismissed due to “significant delay.”

The State of Oklahoma and some of the country’s largest producers, including Tyson, Cargill, and seven other companies, cannot seem to resolve a case over the alleged role of these poultry corporations in polluting the Illinois River Watershed.

After failing to meet a March deadline for an agreement, the poultry giants and the state were sent to mediation. Still, no agreement could be reached.

Following mediation, the attorneys for Tyson have asked the judge to dismiss the case over the case’s “significant delay.”

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