The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcement that it was going to regulate milk storage units, just like petroleum storage, under the Clean Water Act has been received as if it is, well, like a child crying over spilled milk.
The agency has since said it will exempt milk from regulation, but dairy folks are wary.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, “Farm groups say there's no reason to put milk under the same heading as oil — who's ever seen a milk-covered pelican struggle to fly? After all, milk is more than 80 percent water, said Stacey Fletcher, spokeswoman for the Nebraska State Dairy Association. ‘That's very concerning, that we would ever find milk and oil in the same category,’” she said
Several legislators are not waiting for EPA to finalize the exemption, and Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) has introduced a measure to require the agency to do so. Several of her colleagues have offered their support.
Source: Omaha World-Herald