Spilled Milk Regulations a Myth, E.P.A. Says
We can all heave a sigh of relief after reading this article stating the giggle-worthy spilled milk regulations are not in fact, being instituted. The New York Times Green blog has the skinny here:
In the midst of a heated debate over the E.P.A.’s authority to regulate heat-trapping emissions like carbon dioxide, the charge makes for great political theater. But according to the agency, it is pure fiction.
In testimony before Congress on Thursday, Ms. Jackson declared that the new rule cited by Republicans would, in fact, exempt dairy containers from the regulations that govern oil facilities — rules that have been on the books for nearly 40 years.
“It was our work with the dairy industry that prompted E.P.A. to develop an exemption and make sure the standards of the law are met in a common-sense way,” she said. “All of E.P.A.’s actions have been to exempt these containers. And we expect this to become final very shortly.”