EPA Administrator says farms will eventually face greenhouse gas regulations

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EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson appeared on AgriTalk Friday stating although farms aren’t at the top of the list, they will be required to follow greenhouse gas regulations under the Clean Air Act in the next few years.

Jackson told AgriTalk she doesn’t expect the EPA to address farms until at least 2013, but livestock producers and crop growers will eventually follow greenhouse gas regulations under the Clean Air Act. Before farms are addressed, the EPA is concerned with what Jackson calls the “big sources” including power plants, refineries and automobiles.

Source: AgriTalk



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Steve    
WI  |  March, 26, 2011 at 01:38 PM

Who is going to be held responsible for greenhouse gases being released from all the wildlife across this country and the decaying wood in the forrests? What about the particulate matter from forrest fires? What a farce greenhouse gas. Engines are cleaner burning but cost twice as much and burn twice the fuel they did before, that is efficiancy!

Phil    
Marlow  |  March, 28, 2011 at 09:28 AM

Just another case of Big Brother gone wild. There are so many things they look over that is a big problem, dust for example. Are they going to pave all the roads in America that are either dirt, or gravel? Or simlpy ban all vehicles from driving until it rains where no dust is ommitted. This list can just keep going, so what we in America must do is vote out the goons that allow such action, and make the newly elected members of congress tell us that they will control the EPA, and stop this madness. Phil

Tom    
NY  |  March, 28, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Let's be fair: Full implementation of COOL and let's go as far as State of Origin. If we are going to be forced to abide by CAA regs, shouldn't we be able to see that the package of XXXX came from countries like China, Indonesia, Brazil, etc? How about even putting a GHG label on. But no, we will just be forced to increase costs while more and more food is imported. Where's the common sense? Oh wait, we are talking people who have no concept of where food comes from. As long as they can walk into their grocery store and buy anything they want at any time at a price they are willing to pay....This is madness.


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