Senators try to rein in cattle emissions

Pig pens smell foul and fowl pens may reek. But it’s cattle that specialize in silent but deadly emissions. At least potentially.

For years scientists have debated the environmental impact of methane from livestock. Now, a bipartisan group of Senators hopes to clear the air. On Wednesday, Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., introduced the Enteric Methane Innovation Tools for Lower Emissions and Sustainable Stock Act.

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