Forest and Bird rejects Joyce call, stands firm on Bathurst appeals

Tue, 25 Sep 2012

Sept. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society will press ahead with appeals against resource consents for Bathurst Resources' proposed open cast coal mine on conservation land in the Denniston Plateau region, above Greymouth. Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce called on Forest & Bird and a West Coast environmental action network to drop appeals against consents granted last August, citing the need for West Coast mining jobs after state-owned Solid Energy announced the mothballing of its Spring Creek mine. Some 2...

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