Friday, October 08, 2010

Did We Mention Regulatory Costs? Part 2

Oh, there's more on "reg costs." (Or, better: Moron Regs.)

Now it appears that EPA will do away with beef cattle, too.

“From where I sit, (the Obama administration) appears to be aimed at destroying the cattle industry in America as we know it,” Tamara Thies, the chief environmental counsel at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, said on Capitol Hill last week.

She can be forgiven for any slight exaggeration, but there's something to this.

In a periodic review of its National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), which allow the EPA to regulate certain forms of particulate matter in the air, the EPA determined that it might raise the standard so that only 65-85 µg/m3 of dust would be permitted in the air (as opposed to 150 µg/m3).

DUST!!! They're regulating DUST???

...we are talking about dust kicked up by tilling fields and harvesting crops, cattle movements, and pickups driving down dirt roads,”she said. “For agriculture, the current standard is already very difficult and costly to meet—doubling it would be virtually impossible.”

I suppose that EPA could require cattle ranchers to pave their pastures. THAT would fix it!!

...The dust regulation is one of several new proposals the EPA is considering, including regulating ammonia emissions from cattle operations; nationalizing standards for soil phosphorus levels, which determine where farmers can use manure; regulating greenhouse gas emissions;...

That would be fertilizer and (cow) farts, in general terms.

Your EPA. Working to eliminate dust, fertilizer, and cowfarts.

They actually get PAID for this.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Fruits of President Obama's "Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance" executive order in 2009..........

What we have to look forward to:

.........Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class — involving high meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, electrical appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing- are not sustainable......................

Read more:
EPA's Plans for Implementing UN's Agenda 21