Keeping Down the Dust?

Just heard from Oklahoma City:

An American farm

OKLAHOMA CITY — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering a crackdown on farm dust, so Oklahoma’s  senators have signed a letter addressing their concerns on the possible regulations.

The letter dated July 23 to the EPA states, “If approved, would establish the most stringent and unparalleled regulation of dust in our nation’s history.” It further states, “We respect efforts for a clean and healthy environment, but not at the expense of common sense. These identified levels will be extremely burdensome for farmers and livestock producers to attain. Whether its livestock kicking up dust, soybeans being combined on a dry day in the fall, or driving a car down the gravel road, dust is a naturally occurring event.”

From rainwater confiscation to regulating dust, is anyone else saying, “Whaaat? Have they gone mad from all that power?”  If only Tom Swift were here to write an interesting tale about these absurdities (sigh).

h/t Robert Spring

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!  Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, [so] their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.”
– Isaiah 5:20 -24


  1. much admiration here for the consistently sharp applications of scripture… great stuff

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