14 Feb 2013

No plan for fertiliser bans, says Marmion

Although the Liberals promise to spend $16 million on rivers when they win the state election they have no plans to ban fertiliser...

Environment Minister Bill Marmion has conceded the Liberal Party has no plans to ban water soluble fertilisers entering the Swan and Canning Rivers despite their role in causing algal blooms.

Despite most of those nutrients (such as nitrogen and phosphorous – key drivers of toxic algal blooms) coming from water soluble fertilisers used by agriculture in the Swan’s catchment, Mr Marmion acknowledged there were no plans to forbid them.
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