Residents of Danville, Indiana, along with the Hoosier Environmental Council, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a large factory farm. If successful, the suit could have major consequences for the agriculture industry in the state.
Neighbors of the farm, which contains approximately 8,000 pigs, say the odor is unbearable. Gases like ammonia and hydrogen sulfide that waft from large manure pits could pose health risks. And they say their property value has plummeted, so they can’t just sell and move away.