Taskforce head reportedly tells Queensland government ‘we’re stuffed with a capital S’ if water quality isn’t improved
A cap on pollution from farms close to the Great Barrier Reef has been proposed by advisers to the Queensland government.
The Great Barrier Reef water science taskforce, which advises the Queensland government on how to meet pollution targets on the reef, said sugar cane, grazing and other sectors should be given pollution load limits for their industries in each catchment. It also called for incentives such as auctions for pollution reduction, greater monitoring and regulation, along with “significantly more investment” in the problem.
Source: Guardian Environment