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CA: Judge rules Kern County dairy needs air pollution permit (violated Clear Air Act per Judge)
AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/26/07 | AP

Posted on 09/26/2007 8:06:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

A Kern County dairy violated the federal Clean Air Act when it built a new plant before obtaining an air permit and complying with the latest air pollution requirements, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment sued C&R Vanderham Dairy nearly two years ago in U.S. District Court in Fresno, claiming the dairy needed to apply for an air permit before beginning construction.

The plaintiffs argued that volatile organic compounds in decomposing dairy manure, livestock feed, and cows' digestive systems contributed to the region's polluted air. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District had said the Vanderham dairy did not need an air permit because it would only house 1,320 milk cows.

The dairy finally obtained an air permit in April.

Judge Oliver Wanger's ruling said federal policy required the dairy to get a district permit before starting construction, to install the best available pollution control technology and to buy emission reduction credits to offset excess pollution.

A March court date was set to determine what fines the dairy will need to pay and whether it must stop work until it shows compliance, said attorney Avinash Kar, who argued the case on behalf of the Association of Irritated Residents, a Shafter-based group.

"It's about time the district started requiring dairies to clean up their act," Kar said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: airpollution; california; cleanairact; dairy; judgerules; kerncounty

1 posted on 09/26/2007 8:06:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Judge Oliver Wanger's ruling said federal policy required the dairy to get a district permit before starting construction, to install the best available pollution control technology and to buy emission reduction credits to offset excess pollution.

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It's all part of doing business from this age forward..

2 posted on 09/26/2007 8:08:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline—1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

its the new shake down scam ...betting Al Gore will make money off of this.


3 posted on 09/26/2007 8:12:48 PM PDT by donnab
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To: NormsRevenge
"...volatile organic compounds in decomposing dairy manure, livestock feed, and cows' digestive systems "

Fart tax? How long before someone invents a device that ignites cow farts as they emerge, rendering them harmless? I can envision a prototype model, made with bungee cords, coat hangers, and a Bic lighter....

4 posted on 09/26/2007 8:13:13 PM PDT by zipper
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, they used to be called “bribes”.


5 posted on 09/26/2007 8:14:43 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Sell the cows, sell the farm, and screw this state. I’m just fed up with all the stupid regulations handed down to hardworking people. Try and find a gun store that still does bluing. And then their is Arni and his global warming legislation.

Californian Liberals deserve all the economic scorn that falls on them for their anti-capitalist ways. I hope milk in this state goes up to $10 a gallon. Yep, then we would just have more subsidies for all the ”poooooooor” who can’t afford to buy milk for the children. (BARF)

6 posted on 09/26/2007 8:18:57 PM PDT by chaos_5 (... I'm just another angry white male ...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Given the choice between a dairy or a feedyard, I would readily choose the dairy. We have both in this west Texas county and there are days when the air is so thick the houseflies are gagging. However, it does provide an interesting atmosphere for summertime out-of-door barbeques.


7 posted on 09/26/2007 8:19:52 PM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: zipper

“Hey, Butthead! Watch THIS!”


8 posted on 09/26/2007 8:21:27 PM PDT by RichInOC ("In retrospect, lighting the match was my big mistake....")
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To: NormsRevenge; Carry_Okie; SierraWasp; xcamel; Diana in Wisconsin

So Kar, you stupid SOB, how will cardboard taste after you run the farmer out of business, and the cardboard boxes full of lawsuits, are the only thing left to devour in your stupidity?


9 posted on 09/26/2007 8:22:29 PM PDT by Issaquahking (N.H. FNC Debate "What did you do for America today?" Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

Sounds like quite a versatile organization with a very interesting portfolio.

10 posted on 09/26/2007 8:33:38 PM PDT by USMA '71
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To: NormsRevenge
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11 posted on 09/26/2007 8:52:09 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Nothing is better than eternal happiness. A ham sandwich is better than nothing. Therefore...)
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To: NormsRevenge

If it wasn’t so Ceres, I’d laugh: Judge Wanker, and a group from Shaft-her, all together in the back seat of a Kar, screwing John Q. Pubic.


12 posted on 09/26/2007 9:14:52 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Issaquahking

If I wanted to build a dorm in California for Vegetarians would I be required to get a air pollution permit first?


13 posted on 09/26/2007 9:21:10 PM PDT by B4Ranch (( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share." ))
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To: NormsRevenge

I’d be downright pi$$ed off if I had to live in Shafter.


14 posted on 09/26/2007 9:24:00 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Totally assinine.


15 posted on 09/26/2007 10:07:12 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: taxesareforever

California is such a business-friendly state.
In my area here, there used to be about 30 dairy farms locally, 2/3 decades back. Now, about 2 left. Drive around and one can see shut down dairy farms here and there. Buildings empty. The owners having given up, sold or moved out of the state.

But housing developments? Shopping malls? Recent ones and more under construction everywhere!

Job-producing factories? Sorry, not in this state.


16 posted on 09/26/2007 11:10:45 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (Bush's Legacy: 100 million new Dem voters in next 20 yrs via the 2007 Amnesty Act.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

Better known as CPUSA.

17 posted on 09/26/2007 11:19:38 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Insanity.


18 posted on 09/26/2007 11:49:24 PM PDT by SIDENET (I don't want to find "common ground" with a bunch of damn leftists.)
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To: OldArmy52

This certainly isn’t a pretty picture either.

http://www.isis.csufresno.edu/census/data/ca-his-pct-chg-by-cnty-90-00.jpg


19 posted on 09/27/2007 12:17:39 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: chaos_5

absolutely correct!....the lib/dems will just want other states to be polluted and pay more in taxes to subsidize milk....its for the children (illegals)


20 posted on 09/27/2007 1:04:25 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: RichInOC

On second thought I think Johnny Knoxville already invented the fart-toaster


21 posted on 09/27/2007 1:05:26 AM PDT by zipper
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To: NormsRevenge
What’s next, we sue mother’s for having babies and the expected lifetime pollution emissions? It would be nice to have a Federal judge who actually realizes the constitution only gives limited powers to the feds.
22 posted on 09/27/2007 2:01:11 AM PDT by Nateman
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To: NormsRevenge; ElkGroveDan; Issaquahking; calcowgirl; Carry_Okie
"It's all part of doing business from this age forward.."

Bool chit!!! When they tried enforcing "the fart tax" on New Zealand sheep ranchers, they mobbed the national crapitol chanting:

"WE WON'T PAY YOUR FART TAX... NO (BLEEPING) WAY!!!"

This business of GovernMental EnvironMentalism is such a NASTY BUSINESS!!!

23 posted on 09/27/2007 11:08:42 AM PDT by SierraWasp (WOW!!! We've Move(d)On.org from Hillery's Testicular Lock Box, to Hillery's Chinese Hsu Box!!!)
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To: B4Ranch

California is getting to the point, that, a permit will be required to breathe out.


24 posted on 09/27/2007 5:34:36 PM PDT by Issaquahking (N.H. FNC Debate "What did you do for America today?" Duncan Hunter for President!)
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