Expect Dirtier Rivers And Lakes Under Water Proposals
Dirtier Rivers And Lakes Under Water Proposals
Parliamentary Environment Commissioner, Dr Jan Wright’s
latest comments on the government's proposals
for Water Conservation Orders are as scathing as her remarks
on its RMA changes, says Labour's Environment spokesperson,
"The idea that Water Conservation
Orders, which protect our most significant water bodies,
should be devolved to local authorities that have never
supported them is a dangerous signal for protection of our
lakes and rivers.
"Dr Wright has condemned the
proposals on Water Conservation Orders as ultimately
destructive to any national standards for water quality in
our rivers and lakes which everybody enjoys and which most
people want restored.
"How many times does the PCE
need to criticise the government's proposals before they
wake up and realise their agenda will destroy our
environment, not preserve and enhance it?” Maryan Street
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