Two companies have announced plans to build plants in Sussex County to use some of that chicken waste, if they get all the necessary government approvals. They want to produce methane and send it to a natural gas pipeline while turning the leftovers into fertilizer. While some local environmental groups support the plans, the Washington, D.C., based Food and Water Watch is leading a vocal charge against them, backed by other organizations like the Sierra Club of Delaware and the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice. At its heart, it’s a dispute over the future of factory farming and the poultry industry in Delaware. In a two part series, we’ll take a closer look at why people support and oppose these methane operations and try to give readers the information they need to decide how they feel about these businesses coming to the community.