Having found out that Solid Energy had their lawyers write to the Gore District Council advising them against notifying the pilot briqutting plant application, we thought we’d better write to Environment Southland and ask if they’d received a similar letter.

This was our request under the Official Information Act:

Any letters received by Environment Southland from Solid Energy’s lawyers during the consideration of the pilot briquetting plant application. Including but not limited to, Solid Energy’s lawyers’ legal opinion on the matter of notification.

Here’s what we got sent: OIA_ES_SE_pilot_briquetting_plant