RSC awards first 'Golden Turkey' award to EPA for milk-spill regulation

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday night announced that the Environmental Protection Agency has won the Republican Study Committee's inaugural "Golden Turkey Award" for its pending regulation that would require mitigation measures for spilled milk.

"Each month, the RSC will be bestowing this dubious award to highlight the most absurd, most ridiculous, and most obscure regulation that taxpayers foot the bill to enforce and have to live by," Black said on the House floor Wednesday.

Black said the EPA "recently discovered that milk contains fat," and because fat contains oil, the EPA has decided to regulate cleanup measures used to clean milk spills on dairy farms. Black said the final EPA rule is expected to be released in November, but said she would work to ensure it is not released.

Black and Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) mocked the pending rule and proposed that a barn full of cats might be enough to deal with milk spills.

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