Friday, January 28, 2011

The Cow Menace (!!)

P-Mac finds a real gem.

“Two weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule that subjects dairy producers to the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure program, which was created in 1970 to prevent oil discharges in navigable waters or near shorelines....

...“The EPA rule requires farms—as well as places that make cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream and the like—to prepare and implement an emergency management plan in the event of a milk catastrophe. Among dozens of requirements, farmers must train first responders in cleanup protocol and build ‘containment facilities’ such as dikes or berms to mitigate offshore dairy slicks.” --WSJ quoted by McIlheran

You can't make this stuff up.


Paul - Berry Laker said...

Your right, you can't make this stuff up! Wonder what the mega farmers will do?

Ask for gov money to have a has mat team stationed at each farm?

Holy Cow!

Sorry that was uncalled for.

Jim said...

You'll appreciate those rules when the cow s**t dam up the creek breaks.