Bill S. 527 gives a free pass for factory farms to pollute the air with CO2, methane, and nitrous oxide without regulation!
Farm Sanctuary has setup a form to write to your representative in Congress to vote NO on S. 527. Please take a few minutes to voice your opposition to S. 527 to your network and Congressional representatives!
CERTAIN EMISSIONS FROM AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION- No permit shall be issued under a permit program under this title for any carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, water vapor, or methane emissions resulting from biological processes associated with livestock production.
Keep on the lookout for a petition soon. Here is my personal response:
Please oppose Bill S. 527, which exempts livestock production from the Clean Air Act!
According to a 2006 UN FAO report – 18% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are due to livestock. This is more than the emissions from all the cars and planes in the world combined!
As global meat consumption is predicted to double by 2050, we must take significant measures to minimize livestock production, and its impact.
In addition – the UN FAO report states animal agriculture is responsible for 37% of anthropogenic methane emissions (20 times more powerful than CO2) and 65% of all nitrous oxide (296 times).
In light of the rising dangers of global climate change, the expansion of factory farming must not be left unregulated.
These farms should be expected to INVEST in better farming practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, like every other industrial sector.
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