Attorney: Indiana Gov. to blame for rural misery

Randolph County farmer Allen Hutchison is among a dozen rural Indiana residents who are suing CAFO operators for ruining the quality of their lives. Attorneys representing the Hoosiers won an $11 million jury award in Missouri in March.

By Steven Higgs

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is responsible for the massive pain and suffering that rural Indiana citizens have suffered while living near concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), according to a former president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

"Our current administration has kind of set the table for Indiana being a battlefront for this whole confrontation between this method of farming and the people who want to enjoy their community," said Indianapolis attorney Richard D. Hailey. "He made it a part of the overall economic development plan for the state of Indiana. ... There's almost been in invitation to turn Indiana into the capital of concentrated animal farming operations."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the possibillity of wealthy but not healthy residents in the N.R. area if a large permited farm is built