EPA declares hay a pollutant!?!?

An old Buffalo Springfield tune has some appropriate lyrics for these times:

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid

Death panels, FEMA camps (prisons), Christians being oppressed, Obama is a secret Muslim, etc. etc. and now “Hay is a pollutant!”

EPA Declares Hay a Pollutant in Effort to Antagonize Small and Mid-Sized U.S. Cattle Feeders

September 1, 2011 Billings, Mont. – During his presentation on the status of the nation’s new country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law, and on behalf of the R-CALF USA COOL Committee, R-CALF USA member and Kansas cattle feeder Mike Callicrate was asked a non-COOL question that set convention goers on their heels during the 12th Annual R-CALF USA Convention held August 26-27 in Rapid City, S.D.

Has the Environmental Protection Agency declared hay a pollutant?” an audience member asked. Callicrate responded affirmatively and explained that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently initiated a formal enforcement action against his Kansas feedlot for, among other things, failure to store his hay in a pollution containment zone. “Now that EPA has declared hay a pollutant, every farmer and rancher that stores hay, or that leaves a broken hay bale in the field is potentially violating EPA rules and subject to an EPA enforcement action,” Callicrate said. “How far are we going to let this agency go before we stand up and do something about it?”

“Has the Environmental Protection Agency declared hay a pollutant?” an audience member asked.”

Gee, do you think that was a planted question?

Honestly, I don’t know any more about this than what I could ‘google’ in a few minutes but what I did find seems to show that Mr Callicrate’s feed lot has a bit of a problem with contaminated run-off. Not too unexpected with a place that has 3000+ cows eating and defecating. Water contamination is a constant problem with modern meat production and I think the EPA does a decent job protecting America’s water supply – most of the time.

Clean water for all is a rather important goal and the idiots who think the EPA is holding back business solely due to the ideological bias of various government workers simply have no clue as to the effects of their personal desires.


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