And the ridiculous just gets ridiculous-er

United States
December 3, 2008 9:51am CST
Farmers may now be charged a fee for owning livestock that passes gas! A recent Supreme Court decision allows the EPA to use the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases. The New York Farm Bureau says for each gas producing animal, you would you'd need a permit and the new regulations would mean $175 for each dairy cow. In the new rules, other livestock, like pigs or beef cows, would cost less. Right now, nothing has been put into law and even the EPA is lukewarm on the idea. Read the full story here: http://news10now.com/content/all_news/129190/gassy-animals-could-cost-farmers/Default.aspx I mean really, a fine for an animal passing gas? This is a ridiculous idea! It would put a lot of small farms out of business, and of course in the end our prices would sky rocket, as if they aren't bad enough as they are.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
7 Dec 08
If they go ahead with something like this, how long do you think before there is a farting tax introduced for us humans? On the positive side, at least that may discourage the men in my household from boasting about it!!!
• United States
8 Dec 08
Same here. I'm forever telling hubby to do it in another room so I don't have to hear it or smell it. Ewww
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
4 Dec 08
This is a joke right?? No way can I even believe that there are extremest who think that animal gas is bad for the earth. What kind of world do they think that we are living in anyway... I thought that type of gas would be 100% safe, it's ALL natural for crying out load!
• United States
4 Dec 08
Sadly it is no joke, but the article does say that the EPA doesn't seem too serious about putting the law into effect.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
3 Dec 08
That is ridiculous. Be prepared to pay $6 a gallon for milk. Next they are going to start taxing not only humans as Trans suggested, but dogs too. I know my dogs have their fair share of gas.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Okay I sure would not want to be the person that enofrces this. Would they go around wearing a gas mask with a meter on it? Too funny, and too insane. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~