Wednesday, 17 February 2021 14:45

RMA hopes high

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Last week's announcement by the Government that it would replace the Resource Management Act (RMA) with new legislation has raised the hopes of anti-dairying lobbyists like Greenpeace.

It wants any new law that replaces the dysfunctional RMA to protect environmental bottom lines “in a way that the RMA failed to”, and it wants any new regulation to effectively strangle dairying. 

“That means stopping nitrate pollution entering freshwater from milk processing and too many cows,” says the activist group.

Conveniently, Greenpeace again turns a blind eye to the pollution caused by urban dwellers – like sewage water seeping onto beaches around Auckland, and burst pipes spewing raw sewage into Wellington harbour.

Their agenda seems less about a cleaner environment and more about being anti-farmer.

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