New Zealand Labour Party

Solid Energy decision delay sensible

Today’s announcement by the Board of Solid Energy that it will delay making a final decision on re-entering the Pike River mine is a sensible move, Labour’s MP for  West Coast-Tasman Damien O’Connor says.

“It has been clear for some months that there is critical information the Solid Energy Board and the experts advising the families disagree on.

“These issues need to be resolved before any final decision is made.

“I want to acknowledge the huge effort made by the families involved to get the Solid Energy Board to see sense and delay their decision,” Damien O’Connor says.