Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

White House looks to regulate cow flatulence as part of climate agenda
The Daily Caller ^ | March 28, 2014

Posted on 03/30/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT by yoe

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.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agriculture; cattle; climatechange; dairy; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; methane
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051 next last
Surely the bright lights in the White House did not mean to leave congress and the senate out of their proposals.....
1 posted on 03/30/2014 12:00:54 PM PDT by yoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: yoe

Human vegetarians produce a lot of methane, too.


2 posted on 03/30/2014 12:02:03 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yoe

Noah’s fault.


3 posted on 03/30/2014 12:02:24 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yoe

Why not? It regulates nearly everything else.


4 posted on 03/30/2014 12:02:46 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yoe

surely they are moving to control the food supply


5 posted on 03/30/2014 12:02:50 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yoe

Duct taping the LIAR in chiefs mouth would have a more profound effect.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 12:03:43 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

There is no sanity left in this administration....What are they going to propose??? Fart sacks for cattle???

You got to be kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 03/30/2014 12:04:19 PM PDT by JW1949
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

The EPA is taking on Pootin’!


8 posted on 03/30/2014 12:04:39 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

So now federal regulators are going to visit dairy farms, to assess how much gas is produced?????

Can I ask a stupid question? If domestic cattle are aggravating global warming, isn’t it quite possible that various wild animals are also doing so? But, the PETA types would be aghast at any efforts to control wild animal populations, wouldn’t they?


9 posted on 03/30/2014 12:05:04 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: All

This has got to be a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 03/30/2014 12:05:34 PM PDT by JW1949
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: yoe

So Obummer is going to tell the dairy farmers to stop their cows from pooping. What Obummer needs to do is to stop his own pooping.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 12:05:55 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zuben Elgenubi

We should have a vegetarian tax, like the carbon tax, to help regulate methane emissions.


12 posted on 03/30/2014 12:06:11 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: yoe

The White House interprets the cow flatulence as competition.


13 posted on 03/30/2014 12:06:37 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CharlesWayneCT
We should have a vegetarian tax, like the carbon tax, to help regulate methane emissions.

And there you go, a problem solved.

14 posted on 03/30/2014 12:07:21 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: yoe
Of course, bison never made any methane...

I wonder whose patent is involved?

15 posted on 03/30/2014 12:07:56 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yoe
Are they going to get rid of 25% of the milk cows? What about beef cattle, rodeo stock, horses,mules and donkeys?

My big fat hound dog is probably on the list for disposal too. (Mr Ditter is in danger, I feel sure) :[

16 posted on 03/30/2014 12:12:32 PM PDT by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JW1949

Cattle-ytic converters


17 posted on 03/30/2014 12:13:48 PM PDT by vigilante2 (Re-elect nobody)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: All

This means bears can’t sh*t in the woods anymore........


18 posted on 03/30/2014 12:14:23 PM PDT by JW1949
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Ditter

Thankfully, my pet, Moses, does not poot. He is an African Grey parrot.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 12:16:56 PM PDT by DooDahhhh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: yoe
methane levels in the atmosphere are so miniscule they are measured not in parts per million, but per BILLION!!!
20 posted on 03/30/2014 12:18:23 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yoe

All I want out of this is to meet the guy who can carry that sized bottle of Tums out to the herd.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 12:18:57 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

The only pet to be allowed will be a “pet rock”....


22 posted on 03/30/2014 12:19:48 PM PDT by JW1949
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: yoe

23 posted on 03/30/2014 12:27:29 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yoe

Great illustration;)

We have some pretty smart FReeper engineers. Mayhap they can design a ‘cattle gas capture/converter’ for a power source.

You can also ride cattle - which is more than you can do with windmills.


24 posted on 03/30/2014 12:28:42 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ditter
" (Mr Ditter is in danger, I feel sure) :["

Stop feeding him beans and/or lentils!

25 posted on 03/30/2014 12:29:24 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: yoe
How do we know we're living in a country run by complete effing idiots?

When the White House wants to regulate COW FARTS with the rest of this country's problems being pushed to the back burner, THAT is how we know we live in a country run by IDIOTS!

26 posted on 03/30/2014 12:33:42 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Carry_Okie
I wonder whose patent is involved?

Doesn't matter, Obama's bestest friend forever Warren Buffet probably has the corner in the market for COW FARTS.

27 posted on 03/30/2014 12:34:59 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: yoe

I’ll bet Mooch-elle is going to take this personally. Where is she going to flatulate now?


28 posted on 03/30/2014 12:35:16 PM PDT by laweeks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: South Dakota
surely they are moving to control the food supply

Exactly. To meet the goals of Agenda 21 they must rid the country of millions of people. Starvation is a preferred socialist genocidal method: it worked well for Stalin in Ukraine back in the early '30s.

29 posted on 03/30/2014 12:35:46 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: laweeks

Put a regulator on Mooooooo-chelle’s a$$ and heat the white house.


30 posted on 03/30/2014 12:40:03 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: fella

bingo! No more beans, the solution to the problem! :)

Oh dear, what about bean farmers? This is a very convoluted problem.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 12:41:15 PM PDT by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: yoe

New tagline


32 posted on 03/30/2014 12:41:31 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you don't give a liberal what they want, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yoe

Cow farts sound so funny. People hear this sort of stuff and just kind of roll their eyes.

It’s funny like a heart attack. These are the students of Mao and Stalin. This about food.


33 posted on 03/30/2014 12:56:23 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freeangel

TOTUS meet bus.


34 posted on 03/30/2014 12:56:28 PM PDT by StAntKnee (Add your own danged sarc tag)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: yoe

I guess this means that the Obama Administration has given up on winning the votes of Bovine Americans.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 12:58:40 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yoe

Why only cows?


36 posted on 03/30/2014 1:01:38 PM PDT by Rock N Jones
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Yup.

The political activists want to control the food supply. It's a central goal.

Ironic, really -- Bertoldt Brecht wrote the Threepenny Opera which contains a bit called "What Keeps Mankind Alive". It's an explanation that any talk of morality is totally wasted until you provide food to the masses. Solve the food problem, Brecht said, that's the first thing. (He was a communist.) After you provide for people, then -- maybe -- you can expect them to behave in a genteel and moral manner.

Your more modern communists have thrown such old thoughts out the window. Grab control of the food, Threaten the people with starvation. Turn them all into slaves or starve them if they resist. Marxism is essentially a more brutal form of feudalism.

The gullible old communists (like Brecht) actually thought there were good intentions behind all the philosophy. He was wrong.

37 posted on 03/30/2014 1:08:22 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: yoe

Agenda 21 at your service. This is the obozo administration’s / democrat’s plan for dairies and livestock producers to go the way of the health industry, to kill them.


38 posted on 03/30/2014 1:13:07 PM PDT by drypowder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JW1949

“This has got to be a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Nah, they’re trying to figure out a way to “capture” Mooche’s “outgassing.”


39 posted on 03/30/2014 1:18:08 PM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Carry_Okie

“I wonder whose patent is involved? “

Can you say Solyndra? Patent holder will likely be a major campaign contributor to FUBO who will go bankrupt after swilling down $500k.


40 posted on 03/30/2014 1:20:35 PM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: yoe
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.

But, first let's start with the emissions that come from DC!

41 posted on 03/30/2014 1:27:30 PM PDT by QT3.14
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yoe

Finally — a national crisis worthy of the unique talents of this administration.


42 posted on 03/30/2014 1:29:55 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yoe

Bookmark


43 posted on 03/30/2014 1:51:37 PM PDT by aquila48
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JW1949

“” FART SACKS””

Don’t give them any ideas!!

LOL


44 posted on 03/30/2014 4:16:23 PM PDT by mj1234
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: South Dakota
surely they are moving to control the food supply

*****************************

That's exactly it.

45 posted on 03/30/2014 4:18:45 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: yoe
Years ago I used to say if Mario Cuomo could figure out a way to tax our farts, he would. Never dreamed cows would get hit first.

This is beyond absurd. Farts (or flatulence if one is proper) are a natural bodily function and yet the WH wants to regulate? Makes no difference if it is cow or man. Eat—>fart. Soon they will find a way to regulate (aka TAX) us for the CO2 released with each expiration.

46 posted on 03/30/2014 4:25:46 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bernard Marx

Mao used it too


47 posted on 03/30/2014 4:58:57 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: yoe

Office of

Bovine

Atmospheric

Methane

Amelioration


48 posted on 03/30/2014 8:45:10 PM PDT by buridan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zuben Elgenubi

“Human vegetarians produce a lot of methane, too.”

Make every vege install an igniter on their ass!


49 posted on 03/30/2014 8:47:40 PM PDT by dalereed
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: yoe
 photo OCowFarts_zps31065c00.jpg
50 posted on 03/30/2014 8:50:04 PM PDT by HotHunt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson