Green Party MP Kevin Hague asks the Minister of Agriculture: Has the Dairying and Clean Streams Accord achieved its aim of “clean, healthy water including streams, rivers, lakes, groundwater, and wetlands in dairying areas”; or, does he agree with National MP Nick Smith’s statement of October 2008 that there has been a “deterioration in water quality”?
The short answer? NO! We have got to do an awful lot better if we want our waterways to be swimmable, let alone drinkable. Russel’s release and commentary here.
Not bad for his first question in parliament, eh? I particularly liked the judicious use of ‘defecate’.