Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bureaucrats run amok: EPA now classifies milk as a pollutant.

This is an old story, but I just had to go find something on it because of the EPA's currently classifying hay as a pollutant in the story below.  It's really getting stupid out there.  But put it all together...our lizard, the prairie chicken, CDL's for farmers, milk/hay/CO2 declared pollutants, buffer areas around waterways...the list goes on and on.  ~ Faye

Bureaucrats run amok: EPA now classifies milk as a pollutant.

by editor on June 16, 2010

In case you doubted that government bureaucrats are committed to controlling every aspect of our lives, please be aware that they’ve now categorized milk as a pollutant.

Northern Michigan’s Channel 9 has the details:

The Environmental Protection Agency intends to classify milk as a hazardous waste; in the same category as oil.

That means, farmers would have to come up with an oil spill prevention plan which could cost them thousands of dollars.

The Senate Agricultural Committee passed a resolution today urging the EPA to take back those regulations.

This new interpretation of the EPA’s Clean Water Act will require dairy farmers to develop oil spill prevention plans for their milk storage tanks.

As one farmer said in the video, “The majority of milk is water, in the high 80s percentile is water. The rest of it, three and one half percent, is solids of the fat and a portion of that is oil. And because of that small amount of oil in milk they’d like to relate it to motor oil or fuel oil and put it in the same category.”

To put this in terms a dairy farmer would appreciate, bureaucrats are good for only one thing: sucking from the government teat.


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