Would-be Taranaki seabed miner optimistic of getting fast-track consent

Would-be Taranaki seabed miner optimistic of getting fast-track consent
Seabed mining could be coming soon. (Image: Getty)
John Anthony
Ian Llewellyn
A would-be seabed miner is optimistic it will get access to the new fast-track consent process when it becomes available.Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) was formed in 2007 to mine iron ore deposits off the south Taranaki coast at depths of 20 to 30 metres.A consent application under exclusive economic zone legislation was declined in 2013 by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), mainly on the grounds that the environmental impact was uncertain.A second application gained consent in 2017 but was the subject of extensive legal action, and ev...

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