Coal mine consent restrictions to ease

Coal mine consent restrictions to ease
Coal is a "small but mighty" part of the NZ economy, says Shane Jones. (Image: NZME)
Pattrick Smellie
The government will remove a layer of resource consent conditions imposed by its predecessor on coal mining applications and allow coal mines to be re-consented after 2030.Resources minister Shane Jones announced the change, which will be included in a Resource Management Amendment Bill that is expected to come to parliament in May.“The inconsistent treatment of coal mining compared with other extractive activities is burdensome red tape that fails to acknowledge that the impacts of physically extracting coal are similar, if not the same,...

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