Friday, June 25, 2010

EPA Crying Over Spilled Milk

Now the EPA wants to use oil spill laws to require dairy farmers to "build extra storage tanks and form emergency spill plans." Emergency spill plans!?!?!?! Good grief. (Via Marginal Revolution.)


  1. Or could it be that the EPA is trying to exempt dairy farmers from these regulations as long as they meet certain requirements? Apparently the National Milk Producers Federation approves.

  2. Thanks for the links. So, apparently butterfat counts as oil, not milk. Good to know. And if you have a high volume of it you have to pay someone to certify that you won't have a milk fat spill. If you have a low volume you can self-certify. I'd be curious to know how many butterfat oil spills we've had in this country.

  3. I just answered my own question by reading the comments in the link I gave. There have been whey spills that caused damage.