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8:37 am, March 11th, 2017 - 14 comments
Categories: national, useless, water - Tags: federated mountain clubs, forest and bird, nick smith, pollution, water, water quality
What a farce:
Fourth group quits water forum
Another group that promotes improving water quality has resigned from the government’s Land and Water Forum.
The Federated Mountain Clubs, which has 20,000 members, has written to the Environment Minister Nick Smith saying it is pulling out.
Forest & Bird said it was leaving the forum after its recommendations had been largely ignored by government, and Fish and Game said it was being muzzled and stopped from speaking out on environmental issues.
Federated Mountain Clubs vice-president Jan Finlayson said the freshwater policy was the breaking point.
“The government has treated Land and Water Forum very improperly. I think the stakeholders acted in good faith but were let done by a government that simply ignored their advice.” …
Will Nick Smith get the message and set in place a realistic consultation process and safe standards, or will he persist with a plan so bad that no one wants to be associated with it? Why does Bill English tolerate this fool?
— John Hart (@farmgeek) March 10, 2017
The letter from Forest and Bird makes for depressing reading.
— Forest & Bird (@Forest_and_Bird) March 9, 2017