Sunday, September 25, 2016

I Am Afraid to See How They Will Implement This

California Gov. Jerry Brown kept up his assault on climate change Monday, pushing through a law meant to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from dairy farms and landfills.
"You know, when Noah wanted to build his ark, most of the people laughed at him?" Brown said, per the Sacramento Bee, adding that that ark saved Earth's species.
"We've got to build our ark, too, by stopping ... dangerous pollutants." Brown's approval of Senate Bill 1383 goes after short-lived climate pollutants, which include methane, black carbon, and HFC gases, per the AP....
One of the main methane culprits: manure. Per the bill, dairy farmers have to cut methane emissions to 40 percent below 2013 levels by 2030. Under a cap-and-trade plan, farmers will receive aid from the $50 million or so raised via polluter fees, which they can then put toward machinery that uses methane to create energy they can in turn sell to electric companies.
I am trying to imagine the device that captures flatulence but not the ... solid outputs.  From the ever interesting Small Dead Animals.


  1. They have been pushing the dairy industry out of California for 30 years. Used to have dairies in Cerritos near where Iw as born in LA county as well as cattle areas in South Irvine. They have been gone for years now, as are the orchards and avocado groves. Soon the only crop/agriculture/farming they will be allowing in Cali is Canabus: for it health benefits.

  2. New Law: Cows can only poop in properly hooded, designated areas.

    How you manage to make this happen is YOUR problem: we've done OUR part when we passed a perfectly reasonable, environmentally friendly, socially responsible law!

  3. How about this. Saw it in Charleston, NC, last year.