Good to see a case where Labour is clear about repealing some of National’s damaging law changes:
Labour will repeal damaging RMA provisions
Labour will repeal any provisions of a new Resource Management Act which undermine environmental protections, says Labour’s Environment spokesperson Maryan Street.
Speaking at a seminar on the RMA held in Wellington over the weekend, she said Labour would support any amendments to processes which allowed the Act to work more efficiently, but would reverse and repeal any changes made by the current government to the principles and purpose of the Act.
“The National-led government is pursuing an economic development agenda at all costs, including the cost of the environment.
“Theirs is an impoverished view of New Zealand’s future, lacking in vision and imagination.
“There are thousands of jobs to be created out of environmentally sound technologies …
“Sir Geoffrey Palmer’s analysis of proposed changes to the RMA, especially those to part 2 of the Act, is devastating. He notes they would wreck existing case law, and introduce huge uncertainty for all players, the opposite of what the government says it is trying to do. …
“An environmentally healthy New Zealand will be a more prosperous and productive New Zealand,“ Maryan Street said.