California Seeks To Regulate Cow Farts
Governor Jerry Brown, signed legislation this week which for the first time will regulation and monitor cow flatulence and use technology to reduce global warming.
The bill was introduced by a Los Angeles State Senator Ricardo Lara, whose district doesn’t seem to have any dairy cows or other forms of cattle, except for some local rodeos that come through every summer.
Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press, reported Lara saying, “With these bold and ambitious goals, we’ll continue to set the standard for climate policy worldwide.”
What is truly amazing with all this cow fart regulation by those politicians who don’t have farming or agricultural industries in their district is that the agency in charged of regulating animal methane emissions admits they don’t know or have a method for achieving the type of reduction sought in Lara’s legislation.
“The ARB wants to regulate cow emissions, even though the ARB’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) reduction strategy acknowledges that there’s no known way to achieve this reduction.”
Which begs the question: How can you regulate something, when the regulating agency acknowledges there is no way to achieve this reduction? You just make it up!! That is California Government at its best.
Expect more dairies to move out of state or close down and consolidate to help bear the cost of trying to achieve a goal, which is currently unachievable.