Despite not coming away with a victory in the Kansas Supreme Court, the Kansas Sierra Club has newfound optimism about challenging confined swine feeding operations in the state.
The high court ruled some of the permits allowed by the Kansas Department of health and Environment were “moot” or had run their course, so the challenges of the Sierra Club no longer were viable.
But the Kansas Reflector reported that Sierra Club chapter chair Elaine Giessel said the ruling did nothing to undermine her organization’s opportunity to challenge other permits. The club’s fight began in 2018 when it sued the state over permits allowed for a family’s confined hog operations in northcentral Kansas.
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