Articles tagged EPA

West Coasters are fighting hard to continue allowing mining on the Conservation Estate. Gavin Evans looks at what's at stake economically in a contest pitting regional development against the Labour-Green plan for a ban.

In the space of a few hours, the heads of two Crown Entities reappeared before select committees to correct or clear up misunderstandings largely created by their new ministers. The unusual scenes cap a difficult month for the Government as it tries to escape the mire of bad news it has found itself stuck in.

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Rod Oram looks into the controversy around the Environmental Protection Agency’s ruling that the ingredient used in Roundup was unlikely to be carcinogenic. He finds the government's Chief Scientist and the Ministry for the Environment have concerns about the EPA's performance.