Thursday 10 November 2016 1:48pm
Media release from University of Otago Environmental Health lecturer Alex MacMillan
University of Otago senior lecturer in Environmental Health Dr Alex Macmillan comments on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill before Parliament:
“The Resource Management Act (RMA) is as much a health protection law as an environmental one, as important as the Health Act for preventing serious illness caused by pollution. Pushing on with the multiple amendments designed to weaken resource management, despite widespread opposition, is playing with fire.