Monday 25 September 2017

Assateague Coastkeeper: Another large chicken farm pushed in Wicomico

Kathy Phillips, a prominent poultry critic, called the proposal "distressing." If built, the houses will expose area schools and established residential neighborhoods to "unfiltered polluted air emissions" and lead to "increased truck traffic on narrow roadways," she said.

Phillips, the Assateague Coastkeeper, charges that the new chicken houses will surely only add to the Wicomico River tributary's woes.

Phillips has little faith in the current regulations offering much protection.

"That this proposed industrial CAFO is somehow consistent with the surrounding community, which has changed dramatically in recent years from rural to suburban, is indicative of how outdated and broken our zoning codes are on the Lower Shore," she said.

READ MORE: DelmarvaNow.com, March 9, 2016