Earlier this year, Stonyfield Farms, an organic dairy in Vermont, initiated a program to reduce cow emissions by adjusting their grain feed to include less corn and soy and more ingredients that mimic the grasses that cows evolved with. The result was an 18% drop in methane production without affecting milk production.
With that in mind, the American dairy industry, worried that the public will equate dairies with natural gas production or coal power plants, has started a “cow of the future” program to reduce total industry emissions by a whopping 25% by 2020. They even predict an increase in milk production (profits) while doing a good deed.
Meanwhile, back in the Barnett Shale, gas drillers prefer to buy off state and local officials and con the general public rather than clean up their dirty operations that produce approximately 200 TONS of air pollution DAILY in the Metroplex region, alone.
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