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Climate change minister says ag ETS may not go ahead

Climate change minister says ag ETS may not go ahead
Wellington, June 6 NZPA - Whether agriculture comes into the emissions trading scheme (ETS) in 2015 or not will depend on technological advances and what other countries do, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith says.

Critics want a dental check on proposed EPA

Critics want a dental check on proposed EPA
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - The Government's new environmental protection agency (EPA) -- which will take over the nation's genetic-engineering regulator and be expected to protect our oceans from seabed mining catastrophes -- may turn out to be a toothless tiger, critics say.

New environment agency to help protect against NZ oil spill

New environment agency to help protect against NZ oil spill
By NZPA reporters Wellington, June 3 NZPA - The Government's new environmental protection agency (EPA) will help protect New Zealand's ocean from catastrophes similar to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Environment Minister Nick Smith says.

Govt looks to safeguard sea zone

Govt looks to safeguard sea zone
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - The Government is looking to beef up its protection of New Zealand's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Government has high hopes for protection zone

Government has high hopes for protection zone
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - The Government has announced a new Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and hopes it will strengthen protection the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), Environment Minister Nick Smith says.

Govt conscious of deep sea drilling dangers - Key

Govt conscious of deep sea drilling dangers - Key
Wellington, May 31 NZPA - The Government is taking notice of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and will soon outline its position on environmental standards for deep sea drilling, Prime Minister John Key says.

ACT's emissions figures misleading, says Smith

ACT's emissions figures misleading, says Smith
Wellington, May 16 NZPA - The ACT Party's claims about rising costs in the agriculture sector from 2013 under the emissions trading scheme (ETS) are misleading, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith said today.

Energy companies under scrutiny with ETS

By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, May 26 NZPA - More questions were raised today over whether the pending implementation of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) is being used to the financial benefit of energy companies.

Ag inclusion from 2015 in ETS in doubt

Ag inclusion from 2015 in ETS in doubt
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 25 NZPA - The Government is keeping an open mind about future inclusion of agriculture in its emissions trading scheme (ETS), Agriculture Minister David Carter says.

ETS "moderate" - John Key

ETS "moderate" - John Key
Wellington, May 24 NZPA - When New Zealand's emissions trading scheme (ETS) starts in just over a month households will be paying a "modest" $3 a week, Prime Minister John Key says.

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