Coal Mining isn't Conservation - action.greens.org.nz

Coal Mining isn't Conservation

Dear Conservation Minister,

You should be standing up against coal mining on the conservation estate not working behind the scenes to help turn a wild plateau into a coal mine.

Yours sincerely

Latest Supporters

  • Stop Mining our Country. Haven’t you done enough damage to our seabirds MINING for oil. Money grabbing Bastards!
    Yvonne 2017-07-28 04:17:54 +1200
  • Renate 2017-07-26 22:37:28 +1200
  • Dear conservation minister, you MUST visit this country before committing it to the devastation of mining. Go with an ecologist who can explain how these high plateaux of the West Coast are unique and fragile. There are no other places like them in this country and they deserve the ongoing protection of your ministry. Conservation land needs to be conserved.
    Rima 2017-07-26 12:45:57 +1200
  • Sonny 2017-07-26 05:56:22 +1200
  • Please stop destroying our environment by mining for coal.
    Laura 2017-07-25 21:59:55 +1200
  • Claude 2017-07-25 20:21:09 +1200
  • Jacob 2017-07-25 19:48:28 +1200
  • Mark 2017-07-25 19:19:22 +1200
  • Andrew 2017-07-25 18:36:56 +1200
  • Hester Jackson-Scott
    Hester 2017-07-25 15:05:54 +1200

The Government is planning to open up conservation land on the West Coast’s Buller Plateau for open-cast and underground coal mining, an area that is home to kiwi, geckos, and other rare plants and animals.


In 2010 when the National Government tried to open up our National Parks for mining, New Zealanders said no. We want to send a clear message to the Conservation Minister. She shouldn't be sending diggers onto conservation land looking for coal.


Turning a beautiful wild space into a coal mine is a double whammy for our precious native species. Not only will it destroy their local environment, but burning the coal will help send our climate into the dangerzone. Our native species are already feeling the impacts of climate change. We don't need to burn more coal.

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