Skip to comments.DAIRY COWS: TANGLED UP IN THE GREEN NEW DEAL
Posted on 10/14/2019 5:38:44 PM PDT by Hojczyk
If this decision stands, every farmer in Minnesota who wants to add more cows (or other animals, presumably) to his farm will have to pay lawyers to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement that calculates the effect of the additional farm animals on the Earths average temperature. I can save them some money: the impact is zero, to however many decimal points you want to work it out to.
Is this a big deal? It certainly is. Daley Farms has been trying since July 2017 to expand its operation. God only knows how much money it has spent already. With the Courts decision today, Daley Farms will either go several more years, and spend much more money, or else give up on expanding its dairy farm.
The need for endless environmental assessments and filings, and the invitation to lavishly-funded left-wing groups to challenge permits issued by state and federal agencies, explain why we can no longer do anything. We cant build a dam, we cant replace a pipeline, we cant build a power plant (especially a nuclear one). With this decision, we cant even expand a dairy farm.
Todays decision from the Minnesota Court of Appeals (which may have been justified by a completely different issue that the Court addressed) should be a wake-up call to all Americans that liberals arent kidding when they say they want to prevent us from eating meat, or drinking milk or consuming other dairy products, in the name of climate change. The battle has been joined, and if normal Americans dont get engaged, the Left will win. As they did today.
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I can hear the udder panic across the already dwindling number of dairy farms in Minniesoda. Must be the native farm boy in me cuz I’m out West.
Hopefully this help pushes Minnesota into the Trump column.
REALLY wish DJT would find a way to shitecan the EPA.
The democrats real power is in the courts.
Bob Dylan may have a new song ...
Someone will make more money from this but it wont be the farmer.
Now they are on to trashing the dairy industry. They just can’t keep their sick minds away from screwing up everything under the sun.
Minnesota has a goulash of state-affiliated parties entrenched within the major parties, and they lean pretty heavily left. A Pubbie hasn’t carried the state since 1960, I think. Even in Reagan’s ‘84 landslide, Minnesota was the one holdout state that went for Mondale. Between the Woody Guthrie/Pete Seeger farmer-labor coalitions in the prairies and the Third-Worlders in the urban cesspools, don’t expect the state to go red any time in the immediate future. The rest are sitting in wooden rowboats fishing for walleye in January.
I can hear the udder panic
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You are really milking this one.
Whats next,counting children to see the environmental impact?
Bottom line is the government will have to subsidize medium income people so they can buy milk.
Farmers will be blamed and a reason to take their farms.
Getting to be a lot of Roosevelt elk around here. Will I get carbon credits for offing one?
Best movie I ever saw was “Cold Cows” on SCTV.
Tangled Up In Moo.
Hat tip Bob Dylan.
It is estimated that the total number of wild mammals in the world is about 130 billion.
The current world population is 7.7 billion as of October 2019
Combined total is 137.7 billion
Consequently, each additional farm animal is 0.000000001377th of one unit of impact, whatever the unit of measurement will be.
If the progs indicate the unit of impact is a degree of temperature they are out of luck as there isn’t a measuring device on the planet with a limit of detection that is remotely close to that fraction.
So the dairy farmers should just drag out the calculators and do the math on the number of cows times the above fraction of a unit of impact and submit that as the gov.progs cannot prove them wrong.
Lawyers. They are the chosen ones.
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