Warning to submitters
Bad language and threats are unacceptable from people making submissions on New Zealand King Salmon plans to develop new fish farms in the Marlborough Sounds, Environmental Protection Authority board of inquiry chairman Judge Gordon Whiting says.
Judge Whiting and commissioners Helen Beaumont, Edward Ellison, Mark Farnsworth and Michael Briggs were in Blenheim yesterday to work through hearing matters with the applicant, submitters and their lawyers.
Judge Whiting said he understood people had passionate views on the King Salmon application. However, he would not tolerate intemperate language and threats against board or Environmental Protection Authority members or anyone else involved with the hearing.
The board had already handed on a threatening message to EPA chief executive Rob Forlong, who might refer it on to another authority, Judge Whiting said.
An EPA spokeswoman said later that two submitters had sent the board an offensive email.
- The Marlborough Express