Law & Regulation

Frustrated seabed miner a 'guinea pig'

Ian Llewellyn
Fri, 15 Oct 2021

Frustrated seabed miner a 'guinea pig'
The waters off the Taranaki have been the subject of a long running battle over what the law means. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Ian Llewellyn
Fri, 15 Oct 2021
A would-be seabed miner says it has been a "guinea pig" in testing environmental and resource management law, but it hopes to get board and shareholder approval within a few weeks so the Environment Protection Authority can reconsider its consent application.Recently, the supreme court upheld lower court orders that a marine consent for seabed mining off Taranaki should be sent back to the EPA for reconsideration.Both sides of the argument in the long-running legal battle claimed it as a victory, though some in the legal sector a...

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