"Secondly, much can be done at the level of local government. Local governments are responsible for implementing resource management laws and have powers (and the legal obligation) to set their own environmental targets. However there is no escaping the conflict between polluters and the public at the local level and if the overall message coming out of Parliament is soft on polluting, it can make it hard for local bodies to find the courage to set tough standards"
This is just what we are battling on our council and somehow, Mr Morgan has it sussed. Here's more:
This is excellent stuff from Gareth Morgan. I'm liking his style - not at all afraid to call it how it is. Read his entire article here and think, if you are so inclined, about what he's proposing.