Forest regulations put Ernslaw One expansion projects on hold

Forest regulations put Ernslaw One expansion projects on hold
Gavin Evans
Forest owner Ernslaw One says the government’s planned regulation of the industry may stall four projects it is considering to expand the firm’s processing capacity.The potential powers the government is seeking – to intervene in the log sales and contracts of forest owners – are “absurd” and go against any sensible business practices, chief executive Paul Nicholls told Parliament’s environment select committee yesterday.The lack of detail in the bill and the open-ended scope of the proposed regula...

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