Chicago-Kent Journal of Environmental and Energy Law
Climate change is no longer a prediction; it is a reality. Part of the climate change conversation revolves around increased methane emissions, focusing on the agricultural industry as a culprit. To address these concerns, the California legislature recently passed Senate Bill 1383, which aims to reduce methane emissions from one agricultural industry in particular--dairies. This far-fetched bill is the first in the country to attempt to regulate methane from dairy cattle. With so much uncertainty surrounding this bill's effects, this Comment argues that the bill will hurt the dairy industry more than it helps combat climate change. This Comment also proposes possible alternatives to regulating dairy methane emissions while enabling the California dairy industry to stay afloat.
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Senate Bill 1383 Stinks,
Chi.-Kent J. Env't Energy L.
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