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Poultry judge rejects tribe

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In turning back the tribe on Tuesday, District Judge Gregory Frizzell said he would have "been pleased" to grant its request had it been timely. "Unfortunately, it is not," Frizzell said. The ruling leaves the trial for Oklahoma's pollution case against the poultry industry on track to begin Monday. The state, led by Attorney General Drew Edmondson, is suing 12 poultry companies, claiming that they are legally responsible for the handling and disposal of poultry waste that has damaged portions of the Illinois River watershed in Oklahoma.