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The Environmental Protection Agency doesn't want to tax you, but it does want to levy a tax on the amount of gas livestock produce. Carol Williams and her husband Everett have about 1,200 cows at their Morgan County farm. Those cows pass a lot of gas. “I think there's been some studies done. Don't remember the figures. said Everett Williams. I mean some of these girls are pretty good size girls,” Carol Williams. The methane gas released by livestock affects the atmosphere. The EPA's idea is to tax each dairy cow $175 a year and each beef cow $80 for the pleasure. The cows won't pay, but the Williams will. “About $150,000 a year. Basically it would put me out of business,” said Everett Williams.