Thanks for Sun’s coverage
Environmental reporting vital since governments loath to tell the truth
Re: Probe prompts some farmland owners to improve fish habitat, Dec. 29
Kudos to The Sun and reporter Larry Pynn for helping expose and prompt action on agricultural practices damaging to fish and the environment. The many threats to our environment — and our well-being — would be far worse without a diligent media.
During my 16 years with Watershed Watch, The Sun has done its readers and the environment a service by helping expose and thus prompt action on impacts of habitat destruction, salmon farming, and other issues. Super Natural B.C., our very identity, would be far less “super” had The Sun not given voice to conservation and citizen concerns.
We need more reporting, more exposing, more prompting, especially in the face of the disturbing evidence: that truth telling and science no longer effectively drive government policy and law. A $37-million salmon inquiry didn’t much derail support to expand risky salmon farming practices. Perhaps that money would have been better spent hiring more environmental reporters.