Skip to comments.White House looks to regulate cow flatulence as part of climate agenda
Posted on 03/28/2014 6:45:40 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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 countrys greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, it makes up a sizeableportion 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.
Cows emit a massive amount of methane through belching, with a lesser amount through flatulence, according to How Stuff Works. Statistics vary regarding how much methane the average dairy cow expels. Some experts say 100 liters to 200 liters a day
while others say its up to 500 liters
a day. In any case, thats a lot of methane, an amount comparable to the pollution produced by a car in a day.
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It’s easy to formulate a regulation. How do they propose to enforce it?
And how can farmers and ranchers attempt to comply? Bean-O for cows?
This is satire, right? Please tell me it isn’t real.
There is an obsession with Farting:
I’m going to buy a boat load of BEENO first thing Monday morning.
Should be BEANO!
Well, my first thought was they need to stop breathing air because what each of them “exhausts” more flatulence when they speak than an entire herd of cows on fresh grass.
Radical leftists are not a large group - but as you say, they have enormous influence because they never shut up, never take no for an answer and guilt guileless people into believing their pernicious ideas.
He who controls the food supply, controls the population!
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
No more milk or steak for the proletariat. :-)
And yet they're all considered experts.