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

  • Anne 2017-05-30 17:38:56 +1200
  • Liam 2017-05-29 15:31:43 +1200
  • Francis 2017-05-27 22:51:17 +1200
  • Priscilla 2017-05-27 15:01:20 +1200
  • Coal is a dead-end technology for people and wildlife, help NZ move into the future.
    Tamsin 2017-05-26 12:51:20 +1200
  • Jennifer 2017-05-25 20:41:57 +1200
  • Frankie 2017-05-24 23:30:29 +1200
  • We are having terrible and verified Climate Change problems in Paekakariki already, with a Govt committee set up to deal with it. Billions for the Paris agreement with no benefit to NZ’s environment or people, only greed and destruction. Have a heart will you.

    Christine Johnson
    Christine 2017-05-24 22:40:17 +1200
  • We should be closing coal mines not opening them! Don’t make climate change worse.
    Carol 2017-05-24 17:48:24 +1200
  • Why are you, minister, allowing mining for an out dated, dirty fossil fuel like coal on land designated for all Kiwi’s to enjoy and use to preserve our native flora and fauna? Coal is not the way to progress to a clean future that benefits all people’s. By supporting this you send a clear message that the National Government are not progressive and forward thinking. Don’t gamble with our kids futures by supporting and industry that threatens it. The time to send a message to fossil fuel barons is now. Don’t support coal mining.
    Tim 2017-05-23 21:14:04 +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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