An angry group from Buffalo, North Dakota, is delivering documents to the Cass County Court House in hopes of revoking a water quality permit given by the state to a company hoping to build a hog farm just a few miles from town.
"This is an issue for all North Dakotans not just the people of Buffalo and not just rural communities," says North Dakota House of Representatives Candidate Marijo Peterson.
That issue according to the people of Buffalo is that Rolling Green changed a number of details in their application for the permit just a few days before it was sent for approval, without giving the town an opportunity to review it.
The people of the town say they're concerned about the farm's effect on the local environment as well as on the health of locals, specifically when it comes to how pig manure is dealt with.
"Originally the plan called for it to be injected and when they go the final permit it was they can broadcast which is a whole new set of problems," says Randy Coon a Buffalo Resident.
That means pig manure can be thrown on the ground openly.
With very little restriction on where the manure can go, the Buffalo mayor Antoinette Babcock says in some cases manure could be spread right up to peoples' property lines.
"There are a lot of people with bad heath issues that are going to be close to it and as you heard today obviously the health department didn't listen to anything we'd said," Babcock says.
Babcock says not only is Rolling Green putting the environment and townships health at risk, she says they've been incredibly rude to the community since they've been there. At some point even heckling community members as they spoke at town meetings.
"They would make fun of us or laugh at us or call us names. We had a man named Randy Coon who lives in our community, farms in our community, but he's done ag research for 40 years and he got up to speak on behalf of himself and our community and they would not let him talk they heckled him the whole time he was trying to give his presentation and it was pathetic," says Babcock.
Supporters of the revocation say they hope losing the permit would encourage the company to pick up and move elsewhere.