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Supreme Court declines costs in coal vs climate case

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 12:31 pm | West Coast Environment Network

West Coast Environment Network does not have to pay $60,000 in legal costs sought by coal miners Bathurst Resources, Solid Energy and the West Coast Regional and Buller District Councils in a climate change case that went to the Supreme Court. But Bathurst ... More >>

Decision to Mine Denniston Avoids Public Process

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 10:06 am | West Coast Environment Network

Conservation Minister Nick Smith will make a decision later today to allow opencast coal mining on the Denniston Plateau, just one day before he would have had to consult the public on the proposal. More >>

Denniston decision disappoints

Thursday, 28 March 2013, 2:02 pm | West Coast Environment Network

West Coast Environment Network is saddened by an 'interim' Environment Court decision, which says that it's likely consent for the 'Escarpment' opencast coal mine on the Denniston Plateau can be achieved. More >>

New marine reserves a missed opportunity – environment group

Thursday, 21 March 2013, 3:12 pm | West Coast Environment Network

New marine reserves announced last week will not offer meaningful protection to marine life, says a West Coast group. The five reserves on the West Coast of the South Island total 17,500ha, or 1.3% of the West Coast territorial marine area. The goal for protection ... More >>

Coal vs. climate at Supreme Court

Monday, 11 March 2013, 3:26 pm | West Coast Environment Network

A small West Coast environment group will face off against two large coal companies – Australian Bathurst Resources and state-owned Solid Energy – at the Supreme Court this week, arguing that climate change is relevant for coal mining consents. More >>

Private road in National Park not fair

Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 12:10 pm | West Coast Environment Network

Changes to the Westland National Park Plan propose putting private roads up the Fox and Franz Josef glacier valleys - so that while a tourism company would be allowed to take vehicles beyond the carpark, the general public -- even those on bike -- ... More >>

Minister's coal comments inappropriate

Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 5:21 pm | West Coast Environment Network

West Coast Environment Network will not withdraw its appeals against Australian company Bathurst Resource's proposed mine on the Denniston Plateau north of Westport. More >>

High Court coal-climate ruling appealed

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 10:10 am | West Coast Environment Network

West Coast Environment Network is filing a notice of appeal today against a High Court decision which ruled climate change irrelevant for coal mining consents. More >>

Coal Decision Fails To Consider All Effects

Tuesday, 21 August 2012, 1:52 pm | West Coast Environment Network

A decision to grant resource consent for a new opencast coal mine has failed take into account all the negative effects, says West Coast Environment Network spokesperson Lynley Hargreaves. More >>

Climate fights for day in court

Monday, 30 July 2012, 9:26 am | West Coast Environment Network

Coal mining companies are up against environmental groups in an appeal in the High Court in Christchurch today, arguing whether climate change can be considered in coal mining consents. More >>

Found: One Courageaous Politician

Saturday, 21 July 2012, 2:15 pm | West Coast Environment Network

Labour MP Phil Twyford accepted the near 10,000 strong Avaaz petition to Save Denniston Plateau outside the National Party Conference on Saturday. The Prime Minister refused an invitation to meet with the petitioners. More >>

A Call for Leadership: Save Denniston Plateau

Saturday, 21 July 2012, 2:12 pm | West Coast Environment Network

A petition signed by around 10,000 New Zealanders will be presented to National politicians on Saturday 21st July. The petition calls on the Government to save the Denniston Plateau on New Zealand’s West Coast. The Plateau is currently threatened by an ... More >>

Elephant in the room at Westport hearing

Friday, 25 May 2012, 2:02 pm | West Coast Environment Network

An 'elephant' will attend a coal mining resource consent hearing in Westport on Monday, representing the climate change concerns environment groups are banned from voicing. More >>

Valley saved – West Coast group celebrates

Tuesday, 22 May 2012, 10:32 am | West Coast Environment Network

West Coasters are celebrating Meridian Energy's decision to cancel plans for a hydro dam on the Mokihinui River, in the Buller region. More >>

Court coal decision disappoints

Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 10:50 am | West Coast Environment Network

West Coast Environment Network is extremely disappointed by an Environment Court decision today which found climate change cannot be considered when granting coal mining consents. More >>

Say No to Fossil Fools Panel Discussion

Friday, 14 October 2011, 12:09 pm | West Coast Environment Network

West Coast Environment Network Inc, Greenpeace NZ, Forest and Bird and Coal Action Network Aotearoa have organised a public meeting which brings four big resource extraction issues together. More >>

West Coast group appeals coal consents

Friday, 9 September 2011, 7:55 pm | West Coast Environment Network

West Coast Environment Network filed an appeal with the Environment Court today, challenging resource consents for an opencast coal mine which would destroy 200 hectares of high-value conservation land. More >>

Denniston mine consents fail biodiversity

Saturday, 27 August 2011, 11:22 am | West Coast Environment Network

West Coast Environment Network is saddened by the decision to grant resource consent for the proposed Escarpment Mine on Denniston Plateau. More >>

Conservation estate threatened by Australian coal company

Monday, 20 June 2011, 11:07 am | West Coast Environment Network

Open-cast mining on public conservation land is not what the public of New Zealand wants, says West Coast Environment Network spokesperson Karen Mayhew. More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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