Thursday, 13 September 2012

Region. 'Councils stretched'

Local councils must be allowed to trade in carbon credits to offset the higher costs of managing waste landfills and other essential activities, the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) said. WSROC president, Alison McLaren, said the state government was unfairly penalising councils by banning them from participating in the carbon-trading scheme. “Council are already stretched beyond their financial capacity in delivering services because of the State Government imposed rate caps,” she said.



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