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Hey remember the Milk Spill = Oil Spill extravaganza?!

Here's a good analysis!
So what’s new? According to the EPA, the only thing that comes close is a rule change it announced on Jan. 15, 2009. It goes in effect at the end of this month.

The simple purpose of the change is to exclude milk and dairy farms from the spill rules governing oil products. That’s the exact opposite of what Griffith claims. Here’s what the regulation says:

"EPA proposes to exempt milk containers and associated piping and appurtenances from the SPCC requirements provided they are constructed according to the current applicable 3-A Sanitary Standards, and are subject to the current applicable Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance," or similar state laws.

 
stacymomof2

Asked by stacymomof2 at 3:28 PM on Mar. 19, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (16)
  • Extravaganza is a fun word.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 4:17 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • All I know is one should never cry over spilled milk.


    LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:49 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • The EPA is such a joke. I like hullabaloo too. Hey, it rhymes. Kind of ridiculous like the EPA.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:45 PM on Mar. 19, 2011



  • I think the Michigan legal scholars and the dept of agriculture knew what they were talking about. That is why they fought it and that is the reason for the change.

    http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/08/spilled-milk-a-threat/

    http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/06/state_senate_calls_for_epa_to.html
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:09 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Yeah, I read what you gave me, did you read what I gave you?

    http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/docs/oil/spcc/spccfarms.pdf
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:47 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Yahoo disagrees with your source. The only way to be credibly informed is to read the legislation. I'm poking around for it.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110205/pl_ac/7790580_epa_to_regulate_milk_spills_just_like_oil_spills
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:32 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Did you see this in the OP? Your links from 2010 take place after this change was set forth.

    Why do you think they made the change?

    You are the one who called Thomas Sowell a dumb guy with a blog.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:36 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/docs/oil/spcc/spccfarms.pdf

    Here's one set. There's a couple different links embedded in an explanation. It would appear it was just amended to exclude dairy farmers for certain points of the legislation past in 2008. I'm looking here, also.

    http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/content/spcc/spcc_nov09amend.htm
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:41 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Actually, no I can't agree that politifact does their research. They have been wrong numerous times and tend often to leave out details.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:10 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • they were not my source in this case.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:26 PM on Mar. 19, 2011