Thursday, May 17, 2012

Will Cathy Stepp Appear At Waste Spreading Hearing?

I doubt it. Hearings are for little people.

[Madison Democratic State Rep. Brett] Hulsey said the legislators want to hear from residents living near the Jefferson County farm fields where the waste was spread. "Several have said they can't even go in their backyards or hang the wash because the stench is so bad," he said.

DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp has been invited to participate, Hulsey said. A DNR spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. Last week, DNR spokesman Bill Cosh said "any such hearings would be a waste of time."

The hearing is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in Room 300 Northeast of the state Capitol. Hulsey said he expects it to go several hours.

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