Thursday, April 24, 2008

Yankton Sioux parents file suit over hog farm


Yankton Sioux parents file suit over hog farm
Thursday, April 24, 2008

Parents of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota filed a lawsuit in federal courts on Wednesday aimed at stopping a hog farm in Charles Mix County.

The Head Start Concerned Parents want Long View Farms to comply with environmental and historic preservation laws. They say no analysis was conducted before construction began.

The tribe operates a Head Start about two miles from the site, according to the lawsuit. The parents say poses a risk to their children's health and safety.


The farm is located near tribal land. The only means of access is a Bureau of Indian Affairs road.

Get the Story:
Protesters file lawsuit to stop hog farm (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 4/24)
Hog Farm Injunction Sought (AP 4/24)
Lawsuit Says Hog Farm Is Health Risk (KELO 4/23)

Related Stories:
Arrests made at Yankton Sioux hog farm protest (4/23)
Yankton Sioux Tribe hosts meeting on hog farm (4/22)
Editorial: Overreaction to Yankton Sioux protest (4/21)
Yankton Sioux Tribe sues to block hog farm (4/18)
Yankton Sioux Tribe continues hog farm protest (4/17)
Arrests made at Yankton Sioux protest of hog farm (4/16)
Yankton Sioux protest against hog farm continues (4/15)
Yankton Sioux to block access to hog farm site (4/11)


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