To ranchers, they were two of the most absurd and terrifying words in the English language: “cow tax.”
Methane, which the E.P.A. considers over 20 times more potent as a heat-trapping greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, is emitted when a cows burp. The New York Farm Bureau calculated that such a tax could amount to $175 per dairy cow, and about half that for beef cattle.
The outrage was palpable....MORE