Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dust in the Wind

The EPA wants to decrease the allowable levels of particulate matter in the air by half. Sounds good doesn't it? Keep the air fit to breathe and all that.

Unfortunately for Oklahoma farmers, such a change would result in fines for doing something as simple as driving down a dirt road to check on or get to their crops. If they raise cattle? Well they'd best have a way to keep them critters still, because too much milling around on the part of a herd of animals could also result in fines from the EPA on a dry day or in a dry year.

Why? Because the EPA wants to regulate dust as a pollutant.
Apparently common sense really isn't common.

" It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.
He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.
He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.
For the LORD will not cast off for ever: "~Lam 3:26-31

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