OPINION: Nitrates from dairy farms have long been suspected of polluting waterways around New Zealand, now they could be "killing" people, according to Greenpeace.
Greenpeace is labelling it “Government’s surprise backdown” on its commitment to put farming into the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)
It accuses the Government of buckling to lobbying pressure from the dairy industry and big agribusiness.
An ETS won’t work for NZ agriculture. Only collaboration between all stakeholders will take us forward, so last week’s announcement is a step in the right direction.
Grow up Greenpeace.