Texas Egg Farm Violation

A Texas egg producer is ordered to pay a $1.9 million penalty to resolve clean water act violations.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department announced that Mahard Egg Farm violated the nation's environmental laws.

The CWA complaint against egg production facilities in Texas and Oklahoma alleges that Mahard operated a facility without a permit and discharged pollutants into area waterways.

The farm also allegedly failed to comply with the terms of its permits at six other facilities, including its newest facility near Vernon.