Appeals against seabed mining

“Two High Court appeals have been lodged against a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority’s decision to grant Trans Tasman Resources consent to suction dredge iron sands off  Taranaki’s seafloor,” writes Simon Hartley.”Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) and Forest and Bird have lodged separate appeals, and possibly  more were expected from the commercial fishing industry and local iwi by yesterday’s 5pm deadline.”

Trans Tasman wants to mine 50million tonnes of seabed annually, to extract 5million tonnes of iron-sands, for 35 years. Its first application was turned down by the EPA.

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