Just when you thought you had seen it all, the White House has now vowed to regulate cow flatulence as part of its climate agenda. According to the Daily Caller, as part of its plan to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama Administration is targeting the dairy industry to reduce methane emissions in their operations. Forget about the fact that methane emissions are at all time lows, we need to spend time and resources targeting gassy cows.
“So out of all the things in the country we have to fix, all the problems that are facing us… Where does – and I'm just asking you this off the top of your head – where does cow flatulence rank,” Glenn asked on radio this morning.
“Right at the top,” Pat joked. “Number one.”
In a press release entitled “FACT SHEET: Climate Action Plan - Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions,” the White House laid out its “all-of-the-above approach to develop homegrown energy and steady, responsible steps to cut carbon pollution” as to ensure “a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations.”
One of the “key steps” formulated by the Obama Administration involves working in partnership with the dairy industry, the USDA, EPA and DOE to release a “Biogas Roadmap” outlining “voluntary strategies to accelerate adoption of methane digesters and other cost-effective technologies to reduce U.S. dairy sector greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020.”
When you consider food prices are already up a staggering 19% in 2014, the consequences of the President’s climate agenda could truly be dire.
“Milk and meat are up 19%. This is before the regulation of the cow farts,” Glenn concluded. “So we have to regulate the cow farts, which means you will not have dairy – because this is dairy cows. Your dairy – your milk, your cheese – will go through the roof. Your meat will go through the roof. It's already up 19%. I will give you this promise: Your dairy products and your meat products will necessarily skyrocket. Congratulations.”
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