29 May 2020

Mixed reactions to waterway clean up plan

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 29 May 2020

A plan to clean up pollution in the country's waterways is being met with a mixture of applause, eyerolls, and mild panic.

The long anticipated reforms set higher standards for swimming spots, create jobs for planting on riverbanks, and order regional councils to come up with freshwater plans.

But environmentalists say there's a glaring omission.

Rachel Thomas has the story.