In their ridiculous attempt to thwart climate change, the Obama Administration is cracking down on cow farts.
Methane released by domestic cattle is one of the largest producers of methane and much of it is released in the form of belching and farting. In fact, as much pollution as a car. So Obama wants to cut methane emissions from the dairy industry by 25 percent over the next six years.
Experts suggest cows can release as much as 500 liters of methane a day through their burping and farting. The EPA labels beef and dairy cattle as “the largest emitters of methane.”
Since 1990, stricter pollution controls have led to a decrease in methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by 11 percent in the last 25 years.
The crackdown on methane is seen as an attack on those industries, claiming fracking emits massive amounts of methane.
“The EPA has been on a witch hunt to shut down hydraulic fracturing, and yet again the evidence doesn’t back up their excessive claims,” said Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter. “All too often we see the Agency using flawed science for political purposes, but this report – partially funded by environmental activists no less – shows EPA’s emissions estimates from hydraulic fracturing are way off.”
What, exactly, is President Obama’s plan to quell cow farts? A filter system? A cork?
Methane is an explosive gas, though. In January, a herd of dairy cows in a barn caused an explosion , practically lifting the roof of the barn.
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