Supervisors say no to court appeal of Lohrville confinement permit

The Calhoun County Board of Supervisors won’t be filing an appeal of the Environmental Protection Commission decision to uphold a permit for the Burr Oak hog confinement north of Lohrville.

“If we did (go ahead with an appeal), it would basically be a frivolous lawsuit,” Supervisor Mike Cooper said. “We can’t risk taxpayer money to go down this road any further.”

Calhoun County doesn’t really have any legal standing to appeal the decision, Attorney Tina Meth Farrington said.

“You’d have to be able to prove the agency acted unconstitutionally and without authority,” she said.

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