Seabed Mining

Latest news relating to TTR’s application to mine iron ore off the coast of South Taranaki.

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Allowing seabed mining in New Zealand is a decision you need to be a part of

This week massive seabed mining was approved off the Taranaki coast. Former environmental lawyer Dale Scott believes the potentially flawed application of the law will have significant consequences for all of New Zealand. At every level, environmental issues raise the most pressing questions of who gets the benefit and who carries the cost. In every …

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Whales will be affected by seabed mining, says expert

Seabed mining could send the blue whale population out of the South Taranaki Bight, says a marine mammal expert. Dr Leigh Torres, a marine ecologist at Oregon State University who has studied the blue whale population in the area, made one of thousands of submissions opposing Trans Tasman Resources’ application to mine 66 square kilometres off …

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Pope Francis wades in on sea bed mining decision

The decision to mine iron sand off the Taranaki coast has reached all the way to the landlocked Vatican City. Pope Francis’ representatives down under, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, said the decision was concerning. The Catholic organisation submitted on the application in October quoting Pope Francis’ message that “intervention in nature can have consequences which …

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Four panel members split over Taranaki seabed mining application

Permission to allow seabed mining granted. Permission to allow seabed mining in south Taranaki was granted by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)’s Decision-Making Committee following an extensive inquiry that involved hearings in Wellington and New Plymouth. However, details of the approval decision, released on Thursday, showed the four-member panel was split down the middle over …

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Heart-breaking seabed mining decision

‘It’s heart-breaking’ – local iwi gutted by controversial Taranaki mining approval after years of fighting the plan. Maiki Sherman was with Ngati Ruanui when the news came through that the controversial mining application had been accepted. Source: Seven Sharp. Watch video here…

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EPA releases TTR seabed mining application decision

EPA releases the decision to grant the application by TTRL for marine consents and marine discharge consents On 3 August 2017, the Decision-making Committee (DMC) granted consent subject to conditions for Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (TTRL) to extract and process iron sand within the South Taranaki Bight. Further details about the decision, and a link to …

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