The Failed Temporary ECan Commissioners have Increased Pollution of Our freshwater, threatened biodiversity and cost ratepayers thousands of dollars.
Dairy farming is continuing to damage water quality Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Report (1Mb pdf)
Nitrate in our water ECan report
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) reports our water quality will get worse if dairy continues to grow
Dairy Farm compliance at just 44% in some parts of Canterbury!
ECan gives Intensive Dairy the go ahead in the Hurunui after Increaing Nitrate pollution by 25% to allow 70,000ha more Dairy Farming
Fresh Start for Fresh Water reforms. National's RMA 'improvements'
Protecting New Zealand's Rivers "The time to act is now" DOC Report November 2011
Auditor-Generals Review of Freshwater Quality Dairy Farms noted as a major problem and Councils for not managing Dairy Farms effectively
The National Policy Statement (NPS) for Freshwater Management 2011
Quote of the Week "The city's pure water, apart from being a natural resource of national significance, is worth $2.4 billion a year to the Christchurch economy" Sir Kerry Burke - Former ECan Chairman
ECan allows largescale pollution of our freshwater to benefit dairy farmers.