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Response to my April submission opposing Sand Mining
Dear Stuart Bramhall
I am writing to you to let you know that the Decision-making Committee for this application has made its decision. You are being notified of the decision as you made a submission to the application. If you requested a hard copy of the decision when you made a submission, this will be sent you in the next few days.
The application by Trans-Tasman Resources to carry out iron sand mining in the South Taranaki Bight has been refused.
A full copy of the decision is available on the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) website at http://www.epa.govt.nz/EEZ/trans_tasman/decision/Pages/default.aspx.
According to the New Zealand Herald, “The mining sector is in shock.” It’s hard work, but when people organize, it’s still possible to defeat powerful international corporations