July 09, 2019
California is going to regulate cow farts.
Yes, they actually want to control flatulence among our bovine brethren.
Senate Bill No. 1383, declares that "short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, fluorinated gases, and methane, are powerful climate forcers that have a dramatic and detrimental effect on air quality, public health, and climate change.”
One of the major sources of methane gas is cattle and other livestock in farms.
The effort is aimed at combating the politically-motivated claims that mankind is causing the globe to warm by releasing carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The idea is that these gasses are creating an insulated layer in the Earth’s ozone, and is trapping the sun’s radiation, causing the planet to warm.
California regulators are working to formulate a plan that would require dairy farmers to purchase and operate devices known as "methane digesters,” which convert the methane gas, produced from manure, into electricity.
California dairy farms will have to be retrofitted with these devices in order to be in compliance with SB 1383.
The problem, however, is that the devices can have price-tags that reach well into the millions, and struggling dairy farmers may have a difficult time purchasing them.
Though the state has set aside $50 million to subsidize the cost of the methane digesters, with more than 1,500 dairy farmers, it is clearly not enough.
I wish California WOULD declare independence; we need them like a hole in the head. Yes, they produce a lot of stuff, but the rest of the country could ramp up production. Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, are all big dairy states, and I know Missouri could produce a lot more.
Why would the idiots in California think these farmers will keep paying for the privilege of getting the shaft from the Golden State? And why do they not realize that others can take up the slack aand make the money the Californian dairy producers are losing?
Something sure stinks in California...
Hey, if they want to make the farmers buy all those expensive toys, the government really ought to pay for them -- with the money they'll have left over once they pay for reparations, of course, since by rights it's the Democrats who should pay for THOSE too.
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