Bureaucrats run amok: EPA now classifies milk as a pollutant.

by editor on June 16, 2010

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EPA bureaucrats know a government teat when they see one. Or four.

In case you doubted that government bureaucrats are committed to controlling every aspect of our lives, please be aware that they’ve now categorized milk as a pollutant.

Northern Michigan’s Channel 9 has the details:

The Environmental Protection Agency intends to classify milk as a hazardous waste; in the same category as oil.

That means, farmers would have to come up with an oil spill prevention plan which could cost them thousands of dollars.

The Senate Agricultural Committee passed a resolution today urging the EPA to take back those regulations.

This new interpretation of the EPA’s Clean Water Act will require dairy farmers to develop oil spill prevention plans for their milk storage tanks.

As one farmer said in the video, “The majority of milk is water, in the high 80s percentile is water. The rest of it, three and one half percent, is solids of the fat and a portion of that is oil. And because of that small amount of oil in milk they’d like to relate it to motor oil or fuel oil and put it in the same category.”

To put this in terms a dairy farmer would appreciate, bureaucrats are good for only one thing: sucking from the government teat.

Source: 9and10News.com

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Mistella
June 16, 2010 6:23 am

Is this because milk is white?

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Kyle
June 16, 2010 6:29 am

I wouldn’t doubt it.

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jim9101
June 16, 2010 7:49 am

You said white, that’s racist.

Guest
June 16, 2010 7:01 pm

So,….are there different requirements for chocolate milk? Just wondering.

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WordEmUp
June 16, 2010 10:17 pm

Gotcha! You said Chocolate. This means you are a racist. And your name is Lester. Or is it Le Stir; As in stir the pot? Pot calling the kettle black? I guess your parents were racists too. (Sorry Lester, it was too easy)

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theallmightyq
June 17, 2010 9:45 am

Regular milk will be heavily restricted and monitored. Chocolate milk will be protected from such scrutiny by reams of legislation protecting it’s rights. Strawberry milk will be monitored but ultimately safe thanks to it’s inclusion on the endangered species list.

Millions of cows will become unemployed and roam the streets, homeless, but thousands of jobs will be created when local Departments of Transportation realize they need vast amounts of manpower to keep the streets clean.

Is there anything sadder than a thin, unkempt cow sitting on a highway median holding a poorly written cardboard sign reading, “Will lactate for hay”? If there is I would like to know about it.

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KimmyQueen
June 17, 2010 2:00 pm

That was so awesome James :-)

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theallmightyq
June 17, 2010 4:17 pm

Thanks, guys. :) And holy cow (oh yeah.. pun intended), I forgot about Gary Larson. Great… now I have to go find out what ever happened to that guy. Newspapers have spent years trying to replace him, and as far as I’m concerned, they’ve never even come close.

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theallmightyq
June 17, 2010 4:49 pm

Your failing memory is correct; I looked him up on the wiki. Seems he retired so his cartoon would never reach the point of mediocrity. As much as I miss the ‘toons, that was probably a fine idea.

Awww… Calvin & Hobbes…

*feeling very nostalgic now*

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DJ
June 17, 2010 9:23 pm

No one can ever replace Larson! I always looked forward to reading his cartoon first and then I’d move on to the other news…(I had to start with a light heart before reading the depressing stuff)
He has at least one insect named for him…honored because he loved etymology and drew insects as they are in nature.
In an article, he detailed how the ‘Jane Goodall Tramp’ strip turned out…hilarious and wonderful at the same time!

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Ashley
June 21, 2010 1:11 pm

Brilliant!

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Marcia
June 16, 2010 7:17 am

Udderly Ridiculous!!! (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

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USN-RETIRED
June 16, 2010 5:39 pm

The whole deal sounds pretty cheesey to me and that’s no bull.

Maybe they thought they cud milk the tax-payers for some more moo-lah.

Shortest distance between 2 straight lines is a pun.

( Don’t blame me, she started it. ) 😉

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Pittsburgh Z
June 16, 2010 7:38 am

And they scream and howl when people challenge their patriotism.

Government IS the enemy.

Guest
June 16, 2010 8:04 am

Absurd. Absolutely absurd. They can’t get BP to listen to them, so they must attack farmers….ya can’t stretch anymore than that! Oh wait…I bet they COULD if we asked nicely and said pretty please.

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theallmightyq
June 16, 2010 8:29 am

Can we turn the tables on them and classify the horse crap that comes out of the EPA on a daily basis as a pollutant?

Guest
June 16, 2010 7:02 pm

It’s certainly more damaging to the environment than milk.

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MichiganVet
June 16, 2010 9:11 am

I see “Lactate-gate” coming … tax the milk, tax the cow farts, tax cheese, ban hay, burn all the straw …

It’s amazing that government does not yet understand they are the TICK and we are the HOST – once the TICK kills the HOST, the TICK dies too because it has nothing to feed upon.

Perhaps November will teach them something?

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Mistella
June 16, 2010 1:49 pm

PERFECT analogy! And this ole hound dog is getting more ticked off every day. I only hope enough of the moronic middle is paying attention.

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jim9101
June 16, 2010 10:34 am

That cow has big teats.

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KimmyQueen
June 16, 2010 4:30 pm

Ahh… I see. I love the we are doing it for your own good taxes. They are awesome!

So when people stop drinking milk en masse due to the higher (inevitable) price of milk what happens? The tax “revenue” for the government on that area dries up and then what increase tax on soy milk because soy production takes too much water?

I really hate the government bureaucrats and the people that want to tax me to death.

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MichiganVet
June 16, 2010 5:25 pm

No Kimmy – they are doing this for YOUR own good! Bad things like milk, salt, pop (soda on the coasts) – are all really, really bad for you – so they need to be taxed because you cannot control your intake.

Now smoking and drinking are OK – because the taxes they bring in are so darn large that we cannot shut off that spigot.

So keep puffin, driving drunk – but avoid salt, pop and milk.
(this message courtesy of the Stalin/Chavez network)

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KimmyQueen
June 17, 2010 2:02 pm

I bet the same people that find that marijuana (and other drugs) should be easily accessible are the same people that would find fault with milk and sugar and salt. crazy.

Admin
June 16, 2010 9:10 pm

I’m having a cow over this one.

Admin
June 17, 2010 9:39 am

You shouldn’t cry over spilled milk.

Guest

[…] case you doubted that government bureaucrats are committed to controlling every aspect of our lives, please be aware that they’ve now […]

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MichiganVet
June 17, 2010 9:07 am

Are we seeing “Lactate Intolerance”, Bovine Bigotry, Real-Milk Racism? Do we need to study cows in Greece? (no, not Grease as in burgers).

Is the next flu a by-product of “Hoof and Mouth” … or is that what we see when Joe Biden speaks (Hoof IN mouth).

I am beginning to think EPA stands for Enjoy Pork, America!

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KimmyQueen
June 18, 2010 10:04 am

Actually after thinking about it the EPA is partially right. It is not milk per se that is a pollutant it is the EFFECTS of milk on the human body that is a pollutant. Have you ever been around a lactose intolerant person after they eat ice cream? Ewwww…

In all reality though I don’t need the EPA to “protect” me even from the fumes emitted by a person after eating ice cream.

These types of power plays are meant to chisel away liberties and freedoms of people, even if it is to eat things that they shouldn’t eat for health purposes.

There is a thing called personal responsibility. Big Government is not a solution.

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Pandy
June 19, 2010 5:13 am

Government doesn’t understand that animal fat/oil/vegetable fat/oil /=/ Fossil fuels, and biodegrade in the environment…

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Chrispcarrot
July 26, 2010 9:53 am

I guess this means BP now stands for ‘Bovine Polluters’…does this mean we’ll have to wear environmental suits when picking up milk at the store? Dairy Queen ice cream cones will come with a mini hazmat kit in the bottom of the cone? Terrorists, sorry, under-medicated religious activists, will attempt to create ‘dirty cow bombs’ by strapping C4 to udders and causing stampedes? I actually think Gary Larson should run in 2012, it’ll tone down the otherwise stellar levels of insanity in Washington.

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