Environmental cost measure questioned
I think it’s about time someone undertook a cost benefit analysis of the environmental benefits of the Murray Darling Basin Plan. I cannot understand how running the rivers about 300mm or so deeper has created any measurable benefits.
I am sure that the amount of water sent to environmental flows under the Basin Plan can be accurately and independently assessed as to the financial loss to the businesses effected as well as the community damage and the taxation benefits missed due to the plan.
Politicians and the city dwelling voters are missing the huge problem this is creating.
I believe that we live in a world of information overload and the message needs to be simplified. I would like some direct factual figures linked to how many school classrooms and hospital beds this costs our country every year.
I think that laying out the facts may start to change the minds of political parties and the general public.