California Climate Change Legislation Targets Flatulent Cows

Sierra Foothill Commentary

At the Legal Insurrection:

California’s inane battle against climate change has resulted in even more toxic legislation.

Last week, our legislature approved a bill targeting cow flatulence and manure, which lawmakers blame for releasing greenhouse gases.

Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) authored the bill, which passed shortly before the end of the legislative session. Lara agreed to a compromise that will give dairy farms more time to comply with the new regulations.

Critics have expressed concerns the new regulations will result in an increase in the price of milk from California cows. Proponents of the bill say methane emissions have a huge influence on the climate.

The legislation also calls for efforts that would significantly increase composting in order to eliminate the amount of food waste in landfills. Food waste releases methane when it breaks down.
The timeline will also allow more dairy farmers—and their cows—to move out-of-state as…

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