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    EPA to Crack Down on Farm Dust

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- 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."
    EPA to Crack Down on Farm Dust - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

    And if you wonder why there are calls to disband the EPA, this is a very good example.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: EPA to Crack Down on Farm Dust

    Ok, so it's being considered. I'm not seeing a story here.
    I'm Done

    See my last post

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    Re: EPA to Crack Down on Farm Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Ok, so it's being considered. I'm not seeing a story here.
    Better to wait for it to pass to get concerned right?
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: EPA to Crack Down on Farm Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Better to wait for it to pass to get concerned right?
    Yeah, actually. Flying off the handle at every suggestion that comes across a desk is a waste of energy.

    No this is not the most intelligent idea ever to be spawned but it's still at the idea stage and unless it gets accepted into actual practice, the amount of hemorrhaging you're doing is not worth it.

    Disband the EPA? I cant even begin to articulate how much of an over-reaction that is.
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    I'll hold off on my judgement.

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    Re: EPA to Crack Down on Farm Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarcho-fascist View Post



    I'll hold off on my judgement.
    Yeah...

    THAT'S not what their going on about. It's about Air Quality, not "Dust Bowl".

    Nice being off target.
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    Re: EPA to Crack Down on Farm Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Yeah, actually. Flying off the handle at every suggestion that comes across a desk is a waste of energy.

    No this is not the most intelligent idea ever to be spawned but it's still at the idea stage and unless it gets accepted into actual practice, the amount of hemorrhaging you're doing is not worth it.

    Disband the EPA? I cant even begin to articulate how much of an over-reaction that is.
    Of course you find this suggestion, to disband the EPA to be extreme, you think Gov't is the protector and arbitor of all that is good. The EPA needs to be disbanded, and new entity, focused on common sense oversight should take it's place.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: EPA to Crack Down on Farm Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarcho-fascist View Post
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    I'll hold off on my judgement.
    So you're insinuating that the some government agency like the EPA could have prevented the dust bowl?

    I hope you're just trying to use sarcasm...

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    Re: EPA to Crack Down on Farm Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yeah...

    THAT'S not what their going on about. It's about Air Quality, not "Dust Bowl".

    Nice being off target.
    I followed the link. Air quality is what this draft regulation is claimed to be about by it's opponents. I bet they are right that it contains some things about air quality, but I don't know if that's all there is to it. Also, dust can be a pollutant. From what I've heard from the opponents in the link, the draft regulation appears to be overbearing, however there is a medium between the large but acceptable amount of dust that occurs on many farms and my hyperbolic examples.

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    Re: EPA to Crack Down on Farm Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    So you're insinuating that the some government agency like the EPA could have prevented the dust bowl?

    I hope you're just trying to use sarcasm...
    What do you think caused the dustbowl? How is it possible that regulations couldn't have mitigated it?

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