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Edmondson wary of gift offered by poultry industry

by 5m Editor
21 September 2005, at 12:00am

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General Drew Edmondson is suspicious of a more than one million dollar donation being offered to the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission. The one point one million dollar offer is from several poultry companies that Edmondson is suing for allegedly polluting Oklahoma water. The commission has been asking for donations for several purposes, including erosion control. One offer came from Janet Wilkerson on behalf of six poultry companies named in Edmondson&#39;s lawsuit. Wilkerson&#39;s offer to donate also asks the commission to adopt a resolution saying one of the greatest threats to the Illinois River and Lake Tenkiller is erosion. The resolution would also say improper clearing along streams and banks allows cattle direct access to streams. Edmondson&#39;s lawsuit says using chicken litter as fertilizer has polluted the waters and asks that the poultry companies be ordered to pay for cleaning the streams. <i>Source: KFOR</i>

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