Shane Jones puts environmental laws in his sights
The new Minister for Regional Development, Resources and Ocean and Fisheries, Shane Jones, has put climate change and environmental laws firmly in his sights. In Parliament yesterday, the New Zealand First deputy leader said that officials working on areas such as the emissions trading scheme, the ETS, should stop work and await instruction. The Minister then continued with his dismissal of environmental laws and he said gas and oil exploration were back on the table. Jones also lauded the comeback of mining and he championed what lies ahead with the new government.