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Minister in dark on coal climate question

Tuesday 27 Jun 17 9:00am

The Department of Conservation has not raised with its minister the climate implications of† coal mining, despite being involved in a proposal to allow mining on conservation land on the Buller Plateau.

††† Maggie Barry
Environmental group Forest and Bird says that the mines would release 1.4 million tonnes of fugitive emissions over 20 years, and 186 million tonnes of direct emissions as the coal is burned.

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