Thursday, March 19, 2015

EPA Is EyeBalling Your BBQ Now, Time To Cut Their Funding

These fucking clowns are completely out of control and it is way past time to shut down their play money, cut their staffing to the bone and put them back in the box they came in.

EPA eyes backyard barbecue grills as unhealthy polluters


As part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s current push to hand out $15,000 grants to anybody with a heavy hand, the University of California-Riverside will benefit from government backing to develop a way to reduce emissions from backyard barbecue grills.
According to the agency’s grant summary, EPA will hand UC-Riverside the funds in order to “perform research and develop preventative technology that will reduce fine particulate emissions (PM2.5) from residential barbecues.” If the outcome of the research is scalable, it will indicate a “potential for global application.”

How’s that supposed to work? According to the proposal, by modifying current grill designs with a grease-catching tray to reduce “the amount of grease that is volatilized via direct contact with an open flame,” and by equipping grills with a powered “secondary air filtration system” that uses automation or the grill operator’s own hand power to “mitigate the remaining aerosol and particulate matter formed.”

It’s actually a bit more complicated than that — you can read the proposal in greater detail here — but the bottom line, according to a Republican lawmaker from Missouri who says he’s worried about the idea taking hold nationwide, is more government encroachment into personal behavior on private property.
“The idea that the EPA wants to find their way into our backyards, where we’re congregating with our neighbors, having a good time, on the Fourth of July, barbecuing pork steak or hamburgers, is ridiculous and it’s emblematic of agency that’s sort of out of control,” Missouri State Sen. Eric Schmitt told Fox 2 St. Louis. Schmitt also staged a Twitter-based protest: #porksteakrebellion, a PR campaign encouraging people in the Show-Me State to go outside and grill to their hearts’ content.

My emphasis.

These fucking idiots could fuck up a cast iron anvil with a rubber mallet.

Are you fucking kidding me?
They want you to stand there and hand crank some kind of fan gizmo so that the smoke goes through some kind of filter.

I have a better idea.
Let's shut them down to the point they can't afford a box of fucking pencils.

We are PAYING for this horseshit with our tax money!

If there is some strange reason you can not read this and come to the conclusion that our government agencies are wildly out of control then you are most definitely part of the problem and you need to get your head out of your ass.



SiGraybeard said...

Long paat time to shut them down. When they started in on lawnmowers, a small engine people run once a week in only part of the country as a major pollution source?

You're done, EPA. Go home.

golden geese news said...

I tried to get people on board with this when they banned wood stoves, incandescent light bulbs, and T-12 florescent tubes, but no one seemed interested. If there's any way I thought that I could help bring about the end of the EPA, God knows I would do it. Maybe this is a good thing. Barbecues are a little more personal. Maybe this will finally make people wake up and start screaming. I hope so.

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Phil said...

I cleared up a duplicate of the comment above.

Robert Fowler said...

Woe be to any government asshole that thinks they can come into my yard and tell me my grill doesn't "comply". Since Iowa is pretty much the pig capital, there's a lot of places for these bastards to disappear, How many federal agents are going to dig through pig shit looking for teeth?

Rich said...

Volatilized???? What the fuck is that?. These jerks can't even speak English.
Grease on the grill is responsible for the unique bbq taste. More grease, the better the meat.

One Fly said...

AND - - - it's the smoke that you hope makes everyone's belly growl in the neighborhood.

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