OPINION: Nitrates from dairy farms have long been suspected of polluting waterways around New Zealand, now they could be "killing" people, according to 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.