Professor Sidney Sharpiro quoted on debate over Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act

WASHINGTON – Imagine a cadre of inspectors taking air samples near dry dirt roads and corrals in rural Missouri and Illinois. If they find too much “farm dust” in the wind, the enforcers would dole out stiff fines to hapless farmers or ranchers. 

That was the scenario described by House GOP lawmakers who voted overwhelmingly last week to approve the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act to sweep aside any such dust rule, which Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, declared would “destroy jobs.” But there’s a slight problem; no “farm dust” regulation exists.

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