brownlee exposed for the greedy guts that he is
"Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee has conceded he had to dramatically scale back plans to investigate mining on conservation land after the Cabinet rejected proposals to open up nearly half a million hectares.
The Government has proposed allowing prospecting on 7058ha of protected land, but Cabinet papers show Mr Brownlee and Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson originally recommended 467,517ha.That's right he wanted 467,517 hectares to be available for mining but they ended up with 7,058 hectares. Look at those two numbers - 467517 verses 7058 - they went for 1.5% of what they really wanted.
They still want it - greedy gerry is constantly saying "feed me" FEED ME!