"A Carbon Tax For Animal Emissions - More Unintended Consequences Of Carbon Policy In The Guise Of Climate Policy"
This kind of ex-urban myth was even peddled for laughs by the usually business-like CNBC on a slow pre-holiday show:
"Getting Wind of a New Tax"
If the skeptics were really so skeptical, maybe they would check to see if such odd-smelling rumors were true. Hello, anybody out there heard of a thing called The Google on The Internets? A quick check shows that at least some in the press are actually still doing journalism. Case in point, the Kansas City Star, from Dec. 16:
"EPA calls talk of a tax on cow flatulence a bunch of hot air"
Quoting an EPA spokesperson:
"This is a great example of Internet viral folklore," he said. "But there’s not a whiff of truth."