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The EPA’s next regulatory frontier: Methane emissions
Hotair.com ^ | 3/31/2014 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 03/31/2014 10:56:53 AM PDT by rktman

The progressives’ wealthy eco-contingent has been growing increasingly displeased with the Obama administration and their relatively mild efforts to temper global warming via executive action revealed in their Climate Action Plan announced last summer — namely, the administration’s refusal to more quickly squelch the fossil-fuel industry and more rapidly bring about those “necessarily skyrocketing” energy prices about which President Obama once spoke so dreamily.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: algorisms; climatechange; ecowackos; gangreen; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; methane
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Um, I'm thinking the uber rich ain't too worried about energy prices skyrocketing since they (some) have plenty of money to pay for their power to their 10,000 sq ft+ abodes. As far as the methane, congress better be concerned about all the foul air they're creating.
1 posted on 03/31/2014 10:56:53 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

America’s next frontier: Nuke the EPA.


2 posted on 03/31/2014 10:59:20 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: rktman

this is done to control food supply.. it will go after cattle.

communists are so frickin predictable.

energy, food, health, military, banking system are all under attack by the democrat/socialist/communist party.


3 posted on 03/31/2014 11:00:24 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: rktman

They are determined the ‘rest of us’ will eat a low protein vegan diet. Whether we like it or not. We will simply not be able to afford meat or dairy. Only the elites will eat cheese or steak.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 11:01:23 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: rktman

Pssssst. Uranus has lots of methane. Pass it on.


5 posted on 03/31/2014 11:01:23 AM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: rktman

First they take away our ability to exhale (CO2). Now they are going to make it illegal to pass gas too (methane)?


6 posted on 03/31/2014 11:01:51 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: rktman

Gotta cover up the oceans and volcanos...


7 posted on 03/31/2014 11:04:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Are they planning to make corks for cows now? Controlling methane is NOT going to happen.


8 posted on 03/31/2014 11:05:10 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: PapaNew

“Nuke the EPA.”

Words to live for. :-)

The EPA’s message to the proletariat is “no more steak for you”


9 posted on 03/31/2014 11:06:47 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Progov

They’re going to connect the cow to the tractor and the farmer just sits there and waits while a machine pushes on the cows belly until he burps out his ......


10 posted on 03/31/2014 11:07:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Dick Vomer
this is done to control food supply.. it will go after cattle

Bingo. Since they are getting away with regulating carbon and carbon dioxide, they are going after the rest of their wish list. Oxygen might have been too obvious to regulate, btw. But I am sure it is on their list. Prediction: nitrogen is next.

11 posted on 03/31/2014 11:07:41 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: rktman

12 posted on 03/31/2014 11:08:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rktman

All cows will have to wear ‘fart collectors’ .... sort of like catalytic converters are used to control emissions. Monthly inspections will be required to certify the collectors are working properly. What will be done with the methane in the collectors is still undetermined, but CGI is working on a resolution to this back end problem.


13 posted on 03/31/2014 11:09:04 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: Progov
They're working on methane capture bags...


14 posted on 03/31/2014 11:11:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: rktman

When is the EPA going to start shooting people for expelling CO2 gas?

Maybe that is why all these gov agencies are buying ammo....

For the environment...


15 posted on 03/31/2014 11:13:02 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: carriage_hill

I’m LMAO.


16 posted on 03/31/2014 11:13:44 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: carriage_hill

Forget cow tipping...

Put a lit candle on 20ft pole with a spike on the tip and the candle a few inches from the spike.

Call it "Cow Lighting"


17 posted on 03/31/2014 11:15:19 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: rktman

Hey EPA! Pull my finger.


18 posted on 03/31/2014 11:16:06 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: rktman

Time to start adding Beano to cattle food? Just askin.


19 posted on 03/31/2014 11:16:54 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: rktman

“If you like your far...”

“...er...nevermind.”


20 posted on 03/31/2014 11:17:45 AM PDT by moovova
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To: VRW Conspirator

[ Bingo. Since they are getting away with regulating carbon and carbon dioxide, they are going after the rest of their wish list. Oxygen might have been too obvious to regulate, btw. But I am sure it is on their list. Prediction: nitrogen is next. ]

Did you know that our atmosphere is currently polluted with over 70% of Nitrogen Gas, which is ALSO a greenhouse gas!!!!!

If you tried breathing pure Nitrogen gas it will KILL you!

Even underwater you are not safe as if you dive deep enough bubbles of it will poison your bloodstream and you will suffer from “Nitrogen Narcosis”....

We need to take drastic steps to control the Nitrogen Gas or we are all going to DIE DIE DIE horrible deaths...


21 posted on 03/31/2014 11:18:07 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

22 posted on 03/31/2014 11:18:22 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Black Agnes

[ They are determined the ‘rest of us’ will eat a low protein vegan diet. Whether we like it or not. We will simply not be able to afford meat or dairy. Only the elites will eat cheese or steak. ]

Protein and Intelligence...

Vegans always seem to have vacant empty looks on their faces, especially the “raw vegans”...

But these people have sickly children and don;t reproduce much...

They are trying to enforce the breeding of more drones through dietary controls...


23 posted on 03/31/2014 11:20:56 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: rktman

If we could develop a pareto chart of the reasons companies fled the United States I’d wager the EPA would represent 75% of the total. They have formed a fourth branch of government making and enforcing their own laws written to the anti-business liberal agenda.

At one job I frequently dealt with the city, county, state and the federal EPA. Any of their inspectors could shut you down. Some of them literally swaggered around the plant. Finally, the company hired a full-time environmental engineer just to deal with them. Preparation for visits often consumed several people full time. It wasn’t that we were doing anything hazardous, it’s that the entire plant got spit polished every time. I wouldn’t be surprised if the plant spent $20,000 for each visit. The engineer probably got $115,000 plus bennies.


24 posted on 03/31/2014 11:22:46 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Sacajaweau
Sacajaweau:" Gotta cover up the oceans and volcanos..."

And cover Siberia where there is natural release of methane as the tundra thaws.
But this begs the real question : If we are so concerned about world gases, what is the rest of the world doing without EPA ?
Why should we alone be sanctioned ?
The real answer is : increased , imposed hidden taxes on corporations !
For the rest of us :
dimmed light bulbs
toilets that don't flush
electric cars that go half as far in cold weather, or burn up in garages
autos that wont hold up in a collision
ethanol in gasoline where crops go into gas tanks , rather than into annimal feed
Just more " Nanny- Statism "!

25 posted on 03/31/2014 11:24:40 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: GraceG

The Mongols beat the heck out of the mostly vegan Chinese once up on a time. With a much smaller military force too.

Vegans have smaller brains.


26 posted on 03/31/2014 11:28:20 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: carriage_hill
Apparently, they've already done the study and those are indeed the bags they used. But in the long run...I picture a catheter.

Our political geniuses are stuck on stupid.

27 posted on 03/31/2014 11:34:30 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rktman

To the EPA, in the words of “Monty Python”, “I fart in your general direction”!


28 posted on 03/31/2014 11:36:06 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Commenting on the “methane capture” system is playing their game.

They need to be taken head on and accused of their agenda,
and told we will NOT comply.


29 posted on 03/31/2014 11:36:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Black Agnes; blam
Read about the transition from hunting and gathering to farming and a mostly vegan diet.

Longevity went down, growth went down, and general health went down.

As a modern American try walking upright through a house in Colonial America lose some teeth on the transoms.

I read a book about Australia one time and the author, a Limey commented, that Ozites looked like Americans. This was largely due to a change in diet. Blam posted a thread about this years ago, so I took the lazy mans way out.

30 posted on 03/31/2014 11:36:54 AM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: Little Bill

All of which is the desired outcome and ‘point’ of this little EPA exercise in power. Smaller frailer peasants with shorter lifespans and lower IQ’s. What’s not to love from an elitist population control point of view?


31 posted on 03/31/2014 11:38:39 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: WellyP

Aw, really? How about aimin’ that thing at the epa? Thanks in advance. LOL! :>}


32 posted on 03/31/2014 11:43:03 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

If the EPA starts going after methane emissions, then what.
Where I live, we have so much methane coming out of the ground that if you walk around a blacktop parking lot in the rain, you will see lots of bubbles coming up through the ground.

The company I used to work for sank a small well in the parking lot for about $10K and used the gas for heating.


33 posted on 03/31/2014 11:46:35 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: PapaNew
America’s next frontier: Nuke the EPA.

Will this do?


34 posted on 03/31/2014 11:52:10 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I like it.


35 posted on 03/31/2014 11:54:18 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: BuffaloJack

Simple. They’ll threaten to sue gaia if she doesn’t stop.


36 posted on 03/31/2014 12:01:57 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

As a natural gas utility, will we soon be issuing monetary fines(tax) for customers who have small leaks in their homes, or had their stove pilot go out?


37 posted on 03/31/2014 12:07:01 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: Dick Vomer

I see it now - beef banned by Executive Order, followed by:

Cattle ranches hidden in the hills and woods
‘Cow running’
Illicit slaughterhouses
Veggie McDonalds
etc., etc., etc.


38 posted on 03/31/2014 12:11:16 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: carriage_hill

Wonder what will happen with that contraption when my bull decides she is ready for him?


39 posted on 03/31/2014 12:14:13 PM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: Progov

If you only need two corks as that’s the only two cows left in the U.S. not a big deal.


40 posted on 03/31/2014 12:17:31 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Black Agnes

The elitist chromes are coming. People chosen for their modified genes and capabilities.

Makes you think Mengele paled by comparison.


41 posted on 03/31/2014 12:20:13 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I bet that Pic. gives John Mc Shame wood when he sees it. WAR-WAR-WAR we have to have WAR said the crazy Senator from Arizona.
42 posted on 03/31/2014 12:22:56 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: jughandle

Uh, not a good plan if the pilot goes out. A fine(tax/assessment)could be the least of their worries. :>{


43 posted on 03/31/2014 12:29:31 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: lostboy61
We must take it to the Russians, even if we lose 150 million people!


44 posted on 03/31/2014 12:38:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

Yes, instead of murdering, subhuman drug cartels, we’ll eventually have murdering, subhuman cattle cartels.


45 posted on 03/31/2014 12:40:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: rktman

OMFG

They want to tax farts now.

There is a theory that every possible outcome in every possible way of every possible situation, is represented in a n infinite number of parallel universes.

I just happen to have fallen into the Bizarro universe timeline.


46 posted on 03/31/2014 12:42:20 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: bestintxas

I’d be running as fast as I could for the next meadow. Heh.


47 posted on 03/31/2014 12:43:22 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: GraceG

“When is the EPA going to start shooting people for expelling CO2 gas?”

Shushhhhhh! :-)


48 posted on 03/31/2014 1:06:16 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Lazamataz

I got an idea just where the epa can stick their collective heads.


49 posted on 03/31/2014 1:42:11 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: carriage_hill

Anyone who did any small refrigeration work way back when would remember they came out with big plactic bags that captured refrigerant. Never imagined it for cows.


50 posted on 03/31/2014 2:51:27 PM PDT by jughandle
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