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Barry Soper: Shane Jones is making no apologies over coal mining measures

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 16 Apr 2024, 8:01pm
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Barry Soper: Shane Jones is making no apologies over coal mining measures

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 16 Apr 2024, 8:01pm

Resource Minister Shane Jones is dismissing what he calls green 'catastrophising' over coal mining.

As part of upcoming RMA amendments, Jones will remove the extra controls on consents that he says only apply to coal.

He says the industry's treated differently to other types of mineral extraction, and red tape is hurting the sector.

ZB senior political correspondent Barry Soper unpacks these new changes.

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