Monday, January 14, 2008

Dealing with dirty dairying

The Northland Regional Council seems to have the right idea on dealing with dirty dairying: they've been bringing prosecutions. In the first, a sharemilker who let his effluent pond overflow into a stream for a week was convicted and fined $23,000. And they're threatening more prosecutions to clean up other dairy farms in their area.

If only more councils had the balls to enforce the law, rather than cringing in the face of an industry which seems to believe in a god-given right to poison our environment...