EPA mandates reducing cow fart emissions


Never underestimate the absurdity of this regime in destroying any viable industry in America.  Mark this down as a big one. Can you only imagine what this will cost farmers? What the cost of milk and milk by-products will cost? It apparently is not bad enough to destroy the automotive industry with their new standards. Let us go after the poor cow.

As part of its plan to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama administration is targeting the dairy industry to reduce methane emissions in their operations.

“Of all domestic animal types, beef and dairy cattle were by far the largest emitters of [methane],” according to an EPA analysis charting greenhouse gas emissions in 2012. Cows and other animals produce methane through digestion, which ferments the food of animals.

“During digestion, microbes resident in an animal’s digestive system ferment food consumed by the animal,” the EPA notes. “This microbial fermentation process, referred to as enteric fermentation, produces [methane] as a byproduct, which can be exhaled or eructated by the animal.”

This comes despite falling methane emission levels across the economy since 1990.

The White House has proposed cutting methane emissions from the dairy industry by 25 percent by 2020. Although U.S. agriculture only accounts for about 9 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, it makes up a sizeable portion of methane emissions — which is a very potent greenhouse gas.

Some of these methane emissions come from cow flatulence, exhaling and belching — other livestock animals release methane as well.

Read more: BREIBART

8 Responses to “EPA mandates reducing cow fart emissions”

  1. justturnright Says:

    I’m gonna look on the bright side (for once), and suggest a new marketing opportunity: ‘Bovine Beano’…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beano_(dietary_supplement)

    It can’t miss!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      No doubt a good stock pick!!

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  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    Thanks for covering this, I meant to but it slipped. It is too hard to cover everything with the regime, but of course that is what they want. Is there any doubt that the EPA is yet another example of an out of control government agency?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      One would think surely this a joke, yet not a peep from the media.

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  3. the unit Says:

    Without a doubt. It was a typo I’m sure. Must have been “The dairy industry has proposed cutting methane emissions from the White House by 25 percent by 2020.” That after cutting 99% in 2014. Go after the top 1% in the years thereafter.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      We can only hope you are correct.

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  4. Petermc3 Says:

    I was sure most flatulence, bovine or otherwise, was taking place in the halls of congress and the White House.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Exactly.

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