Price Of Milk May Increase .08 cents Per Gallon Due To Dairy Cow Flatulence Tax

Okay, that may be a little overly descriptive, but is, for the most part, accurate. I say for the most part because the over all plan also covers pig flatulence and perhaps other critters as well.

While apparently the plan is no where near actually being enacted, just the fact that some dirt eater thought of it is disturbing. Though I suppose it should not be all that surprising considering that in 2006 the United Nations released a document which identified cattle as the greatest threat to the climate.

The Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the EPA would:

give the EPA the authority to regulate greenhouse gas for not only greenhouse gas from manmade sources like transportation and industry, but also “stationary” sources which would include livestock.

The article continues,

The New York Farm Bureau assigned a price tag to the cost of greenhouse gas regulation by the EPA in a release last month.

“The tax for dairy cows could be $175 per cow, and $87.50 per head of beef cattle. The tax on hogs would upwards of $20 per hog,” the release said. “Any operation with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs would have to obtain permits.”

Business and Media Institute

Disturbingly stupid.

I should note that in all actuality the bulk of methane released by cattle comes from the front end of the animal rather than the… other end.

 

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