The Farm Bureau (who should be very worried about fracked foods) has a “DitchTheRule” Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube campaign fighting a proposed EPA regulation to expand bodies of water that are currently not protected. Please email EPA on this link in support of this rule using this link during this public comment time…
RE: Comments on the U.S. EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Guidance Regarding Definition of “Waters of the U.S.” Under the Clean Water Act, Docket No. EPA-HQ-OW- 2011-0880
Myself I applaud the attempt to have farmers get a permit and follow regulations for applying P E S T I C I D E S on their row crops. The crazy weather patterns have drought and deluge effects. Our farming and fracking etc runoff needs to be controlled as much as possible.
The video below is where FOX interviewed the family fighting this rule….
The American Farm Bureau ASSociation tells members to “Ditch The Rule” where the EPA wants to regulate nonflowing water body sources. If thats the case, will frack ponds, which risk spillage and runoff during storms, finally become regulated?…Doubt it.
When I first viewed the video of the family doing a parody of the song “Let It Go”, I watched the family with their canoe trying to go down a dried up, narrow water way and the DejaVu of how our Texas lakes look made my stomach turn…and then I started reading the comments where people were bashing anybody who doesn’t protect water and breathed a sigh of relief in realizing that most people (whose wallets aren’t affected) really do care about our water…..but is it enough that the majority of us care?…Doubt it.
I guess when water is unaffordable to most, then we’ll see change?
The fractivist community is mortified by the recent death of farmer, Terry Greenwood, from a rare brain cancer who had 10 calves die back in 2008 after being exposed to fracking related contamination on his farm.
This isn’t the first time I’ve blogged on a member of the Farm Bureau that has a callous attitude on water protection…..at 1:08:08 into this video the President of the Texas Farm Bureau, Kenneth Dierschke, complains the EPA wants to keep the cows away from contaminated water…what the frack!
So in complaining to the American Farm Bureau Association in Washington DC about the videos promoting “Ditch The (EPA) Rule”, I thought I’d share with you our conversation of me alerting them about Terry Greenwood’s passing….
The Farm Bureau’s position is to be coal & frack lovers in addition to being man-made global warming deniers. Here are two excerpts from their website….
1) http://www.fb.org/issues/docs/energy14.pdf “Farm Bureau supports additional access for exploration and production of oil and natural gas, including the use of hydraulic fracturing. Farm Bureau also supports the expanded use of coal in an environmentally sound manner.”
2) http://www.fb.org/issues/docs/climate14.pdf “Farm Bureau recognizes there may be an increase in occurrences of extreme weather. Even if GHGs are a factor, it is not clear if this is due to natural global climate cycles or other factors, such as GHGs. We do not believe unilateral action by the United States can make a difference on global temperatures or stop devastating weather events. ….Farm Bureau does not support any actions or policy that federal agencies could adopt, or the utilization of any existing authority, to regulate emissions of GHGs.”
The Farm Bureau hates the EPA ….surprised?…Doubt it.