New Environmental Protection Agency regulations treat spilled milk like oil, requiring farmers to build extra storage tanks and form emergency spill plans.
Local farming advocates says it’s ridiculous to regulate a liquid with a small percentage of butter fat the same way as the now-infamous BP oil spill.
“It’s just another, unnecessary over-regulation by the government just lacking any common sense,” said Bill Robb, dairy educator for Michigan State University Extension.
“But milk actually has a lot of nutrients. If it spills, all the animals and the critters would have an extra dose of nutrients.”
Friday, July 2, 2010
Outcry Over Spilled Milk
Posted by Nick
“milk typically contains a percentage of animal fat, which is a non-petroleum oil. Thus, containers storing milk are subject to the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Program rule when they meet the applicability criteria ...”-EPA regulations.
Outcry from farmers over spilled milk rule