Mining Policy

The Green Party envisions a society in which:

  • Mining in New Zealand only happens for materials which serve a socially useful purpose, when renewable materials are not available, and when mining is the best means of obtaining the material; 
  • Renewable and recycled materials and forms of energy production are maximised, reducing the demand for new extraction activities;
  • All extraction is within acceptable environmental limits; and
  • All adverse effects are remedied as far as reasonably possible, both during a mining operation and after decommissioning.
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