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No Fooling Around Here - More Cows, Less Pollution

I'm not buying it. In fact, I'm not drinking it anymore either. Indeed, it's been awhile since I have.

Admittedly, my "boycott" (if you want to call it that) wasn't caused by this fiasco, but it might as well have been.

You may want to be the first to start boycotting, too. Let's see here. We Californians scrape together some $70 million dollars to loan to dairy farmers here in California to reduce pollution.

Supposedly.

Turns out, in fact, that the dairies actually used the money to expand. I love this explanation, cited by the San Diego Union Tribune, "The dairies qualified for the money through tax-exempt, low-interest loan programs by stating in their applications that expanding operations would provide an 'environmentally sound method of disposing of animal waste' by spreading cow manure across a greater area and thus decreasing its impact on groundwater supplies."

That makes perfect sense. More cows mean less pollution because we're going to spread the manure over a wider area?

And State Treasurer Phil Angelides fell for it.

Who voted for this guy? Twice?

Fool me once...

Posted by J. Craig Williams on Tuesday, October 12, 2004


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