Chatham Rock rejects size of EPA's hearing costs, likely to seek judicial review

Paul McBeth
Wed, 02 Dec 2015

By Paul McBeth Dec. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Chatham Rock Phosphate, which was turned down for a consent for seabed mining, has rejected the size of the Environmental Protection Authority's bill over the marine consent hearing, and plans to file a judicial review of the agency's costs.  The EPA is seeking summary judgment against Chatham Rock for about $800,000 of unpaid costs, which the would-be miner plans to oppose, it said in a statement. Chatham Rock has paid $1.86 million of the $2.66 million invoiced by the EPA, and will probably go to t...

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