It must be a while since the folks at the EPA in D.C. were down on the farm. Apparently they’ve forgotten that farming has something to do with dirt.
Yes, the EPA is considering regulating farm dust. From News9.com
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering a crackdown on farm dust, so senators have signed a letter addressing their concerns on the possible regulations.
The letter dated July 23 to the EPA states, “If approved, would establish the most stringent and unparalleled regulation of dust in our nation’s history.” It further states, “We respect efforts for a clean and healthy environment, but not at the expense of common sense. These identified levels will be extremely burdensome for farmers and livestock producers to attain. Whether its livestock kicking up dust, soybeans being combined on a dry day in the fall, or driving a car down the gravel road, dust is a naturally occurring event.”
Read the rest of the story here.
Better start a garden. Soon you’ll have cleaner air, but no food.