Yes, The EPA Is Using 'Spy Drones' To Monitor FarmsSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 12:01
Yes, The EPA Is Using 'Spy Drones' To Monitor Farms
Federal agency developed UAVs years ago to keep tabs on land use
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, June 22, 2012
Following a mainstream media backlash that claimed to “debunk” fears that the EPA was using spy drones to monitor pollution and land use, a method of surveillance that threatened to ensnare farmers and ranchers, it actually turns out that the federal agency is doing precisely that.
Following confusion over a claim that the EPA was using unmanned drones to spy on cattle ranchers in Nebraska and Iowa, when in fact the federal agency was taking pictures from manned aircraft, the establishment media went on the offensive, characterizing fears that the federal agency was using the excuse of environmental regulations to keep tabs on farmers as paranoid delusions.
The Washington Post led the charge, debunking the “menacing tale of government gone too far,” quickly followed by the L.A. Times and innumerable other news outlets who seized upon the error to portray opponents of drone surveillance as reactionary lunatics.