Dear LWF supporter,
We need your help.
The government of Manitoba is proposing changes to the legislation and regulation that govern Manitoba’s hog industry, laying the groundwork for industry expansion.
A public consultation period is currently underway with respect to proposed amendments to the Livestock Manure and Management Regulation (LMMMR), which dictate where, when and how livestock manure can be used as agricultural fertilizer.
This is an opportunity for lake-lovers to speak up for the health of local water.
Despite multiple calls for a regulatory review, no evidence has been provided to demonstrate that phosphorus loading to Lake Winnipeg will not increase with the expansion of Manitoba’s hog industry and the corresponding increase in manure application to agricultural fields.
Manitobans need up-to-date information on water quality impacts before any regulatory changes are made. It is the responsibility of the government of Manitoba to provide its citizens with robust data that demonstrates the effectiveness of current and proposed regulatory measures to protect water quality.
We are recommending that no amendments to the LMMMR and associated legislation be made until conclusive, peer-reviewed information has been provided.
Read our blog post for more background information on this issue and helpful tips on how to craft your submission. You can also read our provincial submission on proposed changes to the LMMMR here.
Please join us in our advocacy efforts by submitting a comment on proposed LMMMR amendments by May 12. The more we speak up, the stronger our collective impact becomes.
Submit your comments via email, email or fax to:
Public Consultation – LMMMR Amendments
c/o Environmental Approvals Branch Manitoba Sustainable Development 160-123 Main Street, Box 80
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A5
Thank you for adding your voice to our collective call for evidence-based action.
The LWF team
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