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'Not our future': Chlöe Swarbrick hits out at Government plan to ease consenting for coal mines

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 16 Apr 2024, 6:42pm
Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick Photo / NZME
Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick Photo / NZME

'Not our future': Chlöe Swarbrick hits out at Government plan to ease consenting for coal mines

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 16 Apr 2024, 6:42pm

The Government is being accused of throwing coal on the climate crisis fire.

A new Resource Management Amendment Bill to be introduced next month will ease consenting for coal mines.

Labour brought in the controls to end consents for existing thermal coal mines after 2030.

Greens co-leader Chlöe Swarbrick says New Zealand has been phasing out coal over the last few years.

"The last time Shane Jones was in Government, in 2017, New Zealand signed up to be a member of the international Powering Past Coal Alliance, which was an international commitment to phase out coal."

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