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Who Knew?! EPA to Crack Down on Farm Dust

By idaflo | August 3rd, 2010 | No Comments » 

Once again, the Obama administration and federal government are waging war on the WRONG PEOPLE.

By Jacqueline Sit, NEWS 9

Farmer Curtis Roberts stands near one of his fields
Curtis Roberts stands at his farm in Arcadia.

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.”

Read the letter to EPA signed by 21 senators including Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn

Many in the Oklahoma farming industry are opposed to the EPA’s consideration. One farmer said the possible regulations are ridiculous.…(article continues  HERE)

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