Wouldn’t it be sweet to be not just figuratively but literally happier than a pig in shit? Well, it turns out that, thanks to George W Bush, it looks like we’ll soon have that opportunity:
Bush’s Final F.U. : Rolling Stone
Circumventing the Clean Water Act, the administration has approved last-minute regulations that will allow animal waste from factory farms to seep, unmonitored, into America’s waterways. The regulation leaves it up to the farms themselves to decide whether their pollution is dangerous enough to require them to apply for a permit. “It’s the fox guarding the henhouse — all too literally,” says Pope.
I thought America was pretty well beyond water borne illnesses caused by pollution from things like livestock. Why are we creating third world problems? Don’t we have enough first-world problems to deal with these days?