Obama Attempted But Jerry Brown Succeeded
Using the broad assault on climate change, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed legislation that includes taxing methane emissions from dairy cows. Senate Bill 1383 passed by California’s Democratic controlled state congress is requiring dairy farmers to cut methane emissions to 40% below 2013 levels within the next 14 years.
What’s next? Will future legislation go after other livestock such as Angus and Hereford cattle? Or how about the hog or sheep industry?
The fact is that dairy cows burps release significantly more methane than their farts, yet, Gov. Brown is using the dairy cow fart/dung combination to unleash new taxes on the dairy cow industry. Will it be a dairy cow back pack that is mandated or ranch hands sitting their with cigarette lighters all day igniting the gas as its released?
The Bill will not generate further revenue for the state of California nor will it have any affect on the fictitious science we have come to know as global warming. It will, however, require dairy farmers to purchase food additives that will make the cost of producing milk all the more expensive. California’s price-fixing for milk is already killing its dairy farmers. Brown’s new legislation will either drive them out of business or create a drastic price increase for consumers, if indeed the price-fixing regulations are removed.
Liberal politics at its finest.
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