Only a Politician could come up with a way to spend almost $2 Million dollars on shoveling manure. This past Monday the EPA, the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and the Kentucky Horse Park announced a program that that will help the Horse Park manage all of the manure that piles up on its grounds.
The Kentucky Horse Park received loans through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for the purchase and installation of a manure bioenergy management facility.
Acting EPA Regional Administrator Stan Meiburg said: “The construction of the new manure bioenergy management facility will provide an on-site solution for waste disposal, generating renewable electricity and protecting the environment.”
Maybe this two million dollar project is not all crap, but can you tell me that this was something that should have been paid by an almost bankrupt federal government?
The Kentucky Horse Park spends an average of $200,000 per year to dispose of horse manure. The construction of the new manure bionergy management facility is a practical and sustainable solution that will eliminate costs associated with waste disposal while providing many environmental benefits. The productive reuse of horse manure to generate electricity is expected to substantially offset electric charges incurred. Energy from waste produces less greenhouse gases than the continued transport of manure to the landfill. The project will serve the North Elkhorn Creek watershed and provide regional water quality benefits to the area. The on-site storage of manure will not contribute to ground or surface water pollution, which will help to maintain the unnamed tributaries to Cane Run that flow into North Elkhorn Creek.
Gee they didn’t need to spend 2 million dollars on a way to store Manure, there is a building in Washington DC that does that. Lets face it, the Capitol building stores more Bull Crap than any other building in the history of America.