Skip to comments.EPA Takes to Air to Watch Cow Pies
Posted on 06/05/2012 10:04:57 AM PDT by Kaslin
The Environmental Protection Agency declined to answer questions this week as the Omaha World-Herald sought to clarify whether the agency had the legal authority to conduct overflights of cattle operations to determine if cattle are pooping in streams in the Midwest.
I dont know much about bovine latrine habits, but Ive been around enough pastures to know that cattle really arent that particular.
It seems to me that they let go pretty much wherever they are, stream or no.
So I think I can say with some authority, that, yes, cattle all around the Midwest are indeed pooping in streams, legally or otherwise.
Thats the kind of rugged individualists that cow herds appear to be now in face of the bullying- pun intended-cowards in the Obama administration. Its gotten so bad that not content to rough up people, the Obama administration has to go do some environmental cow-tipping.
Whats supposed to be sport for drunk people, is now official policy.
And I really dont need to see the pictures to know that cows are standing up for liberty when they poop all over the EPA in this way.
But bureaucrats, being what they are, the cow-hating crime fighters from DC have now taken to the skies 16 times in Nebraska and Iowa to help identify cattle that arent washing their hands prior to returning to work, so to speak.
Next week I hear they are getting hair nets and plastic name tags for the cows.
I found an unattributed quip on the internet over the last few days that perfectly explains the increasing fascination progressives have with fascism: You can now marry your same-sex first cousin in New York and get an abortion with taxpayer money, but you can't have a large Pepsi.
And cows can only poop in designated areas.
Thank goodness we killed off the numberless buffalo. Imagine all those millions of bison roaming the West with no bathroom attendant.
According to the Herald, the EPA thinks the flights have legal precedence.
While the EPA would not answer questions on the record, they did release a statement saying:
Courts, including the Supreme Court, have found similar types of flights to be legal (for example to take aerial photographs of a chemical manufacturing facility) and EPA would use such flights in appropriate instances to protect people and the environment from violations of the Clean Water Act.
Wait: I thought the whole purpose of the flights was to protect us from B.S., not spread even more of it. I mean if we are actually going to fine people for spreading B.S. we could start in the White House.
Senator Mike Johanns, a Republican from Nebraska, who used to serve as agriculture secretary, says that the EPA has overstepped its authority, which it derives from congress.
They are just way on the outer limits of any authority they've been granted, he said according to the Herald.
Johanns told the CattleNetwork that [m]y concerns are many adding that the EPA has little trust out in the country and people will get fired up about the overflights.
The Nebraska Senator took to the agriculture airwaves on May 31st to express concern about small planes circling local feedlots.
Its happening, and Im trying to find out just whats involved, Johanns told AgriTalk radio.
According to the CattleNetwork, the Nebraska congressional delegation has sent a letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson asking for an explanation of the statutory authority under which EPA is conducting the surveillance, along with the purpose of the flights, their frequency and their use in enforcement actions.
This is an administration that wont answer questions as to why it illegally sold guns to Mexican drug cartels.
Expect more cow stuff.
Just yesterday a Freeper on another thread (sorry, can’t remember which one) said that they saw a drone flying over their farm. It flew in a straight line, turned and then back in the opposite direction, and did that until it covered the entire property.
I’ll bet it won’t be long before we hear of these things having “hard landings”.
I have NEVER seen a cattle feedlot with a stream running thru it.
This is just more waste of taxpayer money.
You doubt too much. I'd wager that you doubted that these drones would ever be used against US citizens. The FedGov always goes after those whom they see as easy targets.
“I grew up in a farming area and 6 years ago there was a major problem with a corporate farm and cow poop getting in the water tables.”
I moved out of a house I rented in college that was surrounded by pastures full of cattle when the well water tested positive for fecal coliform bacteria.
The landlord’s solution for the next tenant was to dump a couple of gallons of Clorox down the well.
I think we ought to shut down the EPA and let the chips fall where they may.
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