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Cow Farts Cause Climate Change, Laws Have Been Implemented To Regulate It

Cow Farts Cause Climate Change, Laws Have Been Implemented To Regulate It

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First Posted: Sep 21, 2016 03:24 AM EDT
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California mandates the reduction of dairy animals, which they believe add to the cause of climate change.
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Climate change is continuously existing and it is getting worst every day. Different people from different countries have been contributing in their own little way on how to stop this phenomenon. Campaigns such as cleaning the oceans, preserving the wildlife and so much more has been started. Meanwhile, in California, a new bill that greenhouse-gas emission from landfills and dairy products should be reduced.

The new bill, signed last Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, stated that the state will cut off emissions of methane caused by dairy cows and other animals, diesel trucks that cause black carbon and other sources by 50%. The bill also includes the reduction of fluorinated gasses' emission or the one used in refrigeration such as hydrofluorocarbons. This is one of those several bills signed recently by Gov. Brown in relation to climate change. Others such as by 2030 there should be an overall reduction of greenhouse emission to 40% below the level released in1990 as mandated.

As for the dairy farmers, the bill stated that farmers have to cut methane emissions to 40%. It is under the cap-and-trade plan, but farmers will receive an aid from the 50 million dollars or so rise by polluter fees. In which they can put towards the machinery that uses methane to develop energy, in return they can sell it to electric companies. Thus, one of the culprits that cause methane is the manure and fart of the dairy animals.

In line with this, Brown shared in the signing ceremony that the mere goal for the bill is "protecting people's lungs, their health by cutting out a poisonous chemical that comes out of diesel trucks." For methane contributes high rates of asthma and other conditions. He also added that from the machine methane goes in the air and directly into your lungs, reports Fox News.

However, environmental groups support the new law, others were not impressed for they permit to ease the transition for the dairy industry that includes postponing the mandate until 2024, according to CBS.

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