September 3, 2013 – Segment 2
This week on Sound Bites, we look at the latest update on Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc. v. Alan and Kristin Hudson Farm and Perdue Farms, Inc., — a case that could have deep and long-term effects on all of us, as it addressed the question of who is held responsible for polluting our waterways (in this case, farm runoff) under the Federal Clean Water Act. A federal judge ruled last week that the Hudson Family and Perdue will not be able to recoup the cost of legal fees incurred during their legal battle with the Waterkeeper Alliance.
Our guests are: Scott Edwards, co-Director of the Food and Water Justice Project at Food and Water Watch and former attorney for the Waterkeeper Alliance; and George Ritchie, attorney for the Hudson family.
We close out the show with a conversation on no-till farming, with Tom Philpott, Food and Agriculture Blogger for Mother Jones, and organic grain farmer Bill Mason.