Straterra welcomes the decision from the West Coast Regional Council and the Buller District Council to grant Stevenson Mining a resource consent for the Te Kuha coal mine.
Straterra is pleased that the Environmental Protection Authority has granted Trans-Tasman Resources marine consent for its offshore ironsand mining proposal.
Climate change and the Paris Agreement place coal - and all fossil fuels - on centre stage.
How do we respond? What do we do globally and in New Zealand, to reduce emissions? Straterra does not claim to have all the answers, but we know good information is essential to good policy, and we hope this resource will contribute to NZ’s policy response. We launched the resource at the AusIMM NZ Branch conference last month and will continue to work on the content.
Let’s add “mining” to New Zealand’s “Pure Advantage”. Minerals are essential to sustainable cities, low-emissions transport, healthy homes, renewable electricity generation, ICT and e-connectedness, and other smart and green technologies, in New Zealand and overseas.
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The declining of Trans Tasman Resources' marine consent application yesterday has come as a shock and a surprise, Straterra says.
“Mining is vital to the way we live, and we believe it is time New Zealanders had the facts about how mining is integrated into their everyday lives,” announced Straterra CEO Chris Baker, launching a Minerals Briefing Paper in Wellington tonight, at Parliament.