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Title Environmental Defence Society Inc. v Taranaki Regional Council

Ref. Numbers A184/02
Description Air discharge consent for expansion of the Stratford Power Station. EDS sought conditions requiring emissions to be offset by tree planting, and also that CO2 should be re-injected into depleted underground hydrocarbon reservoirs. Both appeals were dismissed, the court deciding that it was inappropriate to impose a condition on either consent before national policy is in place to ensure a consistent approach. For a summary of these cases, see the Resource Management Bulletin, October 2002, p178-180.