Mar 29 • 3M

Dawn Chorus: Govt’s latest climate back-tracks

MBIE asks for oil, gas drilling bids; Hipkins to speed up Harbour crossing tunnel; Govt delays tighter emissions rule; Nash’s neutron email; Quote, podcast, thread, profundity and cartoon of the day

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Among its ‘go slow’ on climate measures, the Government chose to delay tighter regulation of vehicle imports for air pollution for six years because it would have increased vehicle purchase costs. Lynn Grieveson / The Kākā

TL;DR: The Government continues to backtrack on moves to reduce emissions, with three news items this morning. MBIE has asked for more oil and gas exploration bids in Taranaki, Chris Hipkins will detail plans for a second Auckland harbour crossing this morning that could include a tunnel for cars, and there’s a revelation Government has delayed tightening vehicle emissions for six years, despite a report showing billions of dollars in health and emissions benefits.

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