Federal groundwater pollution trial canceled, settlement near
May 11, 2015 by Yakima Herald-Republic
May 11, 2015, Yakima, WA – Environmentalists and the dairy owners they are suing over groundwater pollution have come close enough to a settlement that a long-awaited federal trial date has been canceled.
A bench trial planned for May 11 before Judge Thomas Rice in U.S. District Court in Yakima has been taken off the schedule.
It would have addressed issues remaining after Rice ruled in January that the Cow Palace near Granger has polluted groundwater through its application, storage and management of manure, posing possible “imminent and substantial endangerment” to the public consuming the water and the environment. READ MORE