Kansas Feedlot cited by EPA for not storing hay in pollution containment facility
09/06/2011 5 Comments
The useful idiots at the EPA thinks that hay is a pollutant and must be stored in polution containment zone.
“Has the Environmental Protection Agency declared hay a pollutant?” an audience member asked. Callicrate responded affirmatively and explained that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently initiated a formal enforcement action against his Kansas feedlot for, among other things, failure to store his hay in a pollution containment zone. “Now that EPA has declared hay a pollutant, every farmer and rancher that stores hay, or that leaves a broken hay bale in the field is potentially violating EPA rules and subject to an EPA enforcement action,” Callicrate said. “How far are we going to let this agency go before we stand up and do something about it?”
I wonder if this view by EPA applies to the straw that our local environmental agencies demand that CALTRANS and any other contractor who exposes the earth spread around. Could they now be required to include a pollution containment zone around the highway projects, since hay is a pollutant. What would make hay different from straw. Maybe one of our local sustainable farmers can explain?
H/T to a regular reader for this interesting tip. And, I agree with the writer, the EPA should be the first agency that needs to get the axe after the 2012 election, about Jan 2013 would do nicely!