Greens to discuss support for mining
Sat, 02 Jun 2012 1:05p.m.
With mining such an important part of the economy, the Green Party says it will review its policies to potentially approve of some mining.
The party's co-leader Russel Norman told The Nation mining is "part of life" in New Zealand's economy.
"You can't escape it," he said.
Dr Norman says the Greens will discuss the role of mining in the economy.
While the Greens are opposed to new coal mines, the party is not opposed to new mines for other minerals.
"I mean, obviously you've gotta look at the localised environmental impact of a particular mining operation," he said.
"It's case by case."
Dr Norman says the Greens will remain opposed to new coal mines and drilling for fossil fuels.
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12/06/2012 11:28:04 a.m.
tony k wrote:
Go easy mate you may scare him of...Not before i say open them up and get the Minerals and we will never look back but we need to start now,you wont have to worry about the future any more.And still means test the pension like they do in Aussie
3/06/2012 8:40:54 a.m.
Dr Normans comments are some what facinating. He wants to take another look at the Greens mining policies. I don't believe the Greens ever had any "no mining policy", in general.. Green policies are against mining for fossil fuels, such as coal, natural gas and oil. But they have never had a policy on other resources. As long as the mining is performed in a way that protects the environment.
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