EPA poised to chase Chatham Rock for unpaid fees

Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 02 Feb 2016

By Pattrick Smellie Feb. 2 (BusinessDesk) - The Environmental Protection Authority is within a fortnight of filing court papers to pursue would-be seabed miner Chatham Rock Phosphate over $795,000 of unpaid marine resource consent application fees. The environmental regulator’s chief executive, Allan Freeth, told Parliament’s environment and local government select committee that affidavits would be filed next week or the week after, with court hearings set for the first week of March. The authority was granted summary judgement on the...

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