Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Good riddance

The Tasman District Council has voted to kill the controversial Waimea Dam project. Good. On top of the general problem of irrigation dams driving intensification and pollution, this one would have required legislation to steal land from a protected forest park, undermining both the Conservation Act and the rule of law. But in the end, it sounds like it was the escalating costs that killed it, and hopefully now the council will turn its attentions to living within its ecological means.