EPA's Newest "pollutant" - MILK!

Posted by Brian
h/t to Mark Levin
If ever we were looking for evidence that the EPA has gone completely off the rails, this newest set of regulations labeling milk as an environmental danger should stand as Exhibit A in the case to have the Environmental Protection Agency completely defunded, and to completely dismantle this disfunctional agency.  It has become nothing more than a ideological driven entity which has little to do with protecting the environment, and everything to do with tearing apart, brick by brick, our capitalist system.  From labeling CO2 (that stuff you and I exhale), bovine flatulance, and now milk, as pollutants, the EPA has become nothing more that a politically driven opponent of business, hell-bent on weakening our economy, and taking away more and more of our individual rights as Americans.
When are we, as Americans, finally going to stand up and say "enough is enough"?

EPA now to regulate spilled milk -- really
By: Thomas Sowell 02/01/11 8:05 PM

Despite the old saying, "Don't cry over spilled milk," the Environmental Protection Agency is doing just that.

We all understand why the EPA was given the power to issue regulations to guard against oil spills, such as that of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska or the more recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But not everyone understands that any power given to any bureaucracy for any purpose can be stretched far beyond that purpose.

In a classic example of this process, the EPA has decided that, since milk contains oil, it has the authority to force farmers to comply with new regulations to file "emergency management" plans to show how they will cope with spilled milk, how farmers will train "first responders" and build "containment facilities" if there is a flood of spilled milk.

Since there is no free lunch, all of this is going to cost the farmers both money and time that could be going into farming-- and is likely to end up costing consumers higher prices for farm products.
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