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

  • Aotearoa New Zealand is heading towards disaster. We must act now.
    Shanae 2017-09-20 20:03:12 +1200
  • Peter Drown
    Peter 2017-09-13 12:46:50 +1200
  • Erena Hodgkinson
    Erena 2017-09-10 14:01:46 +1200
  • Robert 2017-08-28 21:35:51 +1200
  • Chloe 2017-08-27 09:32:39 +1200
  • Greg 2017-08-24 12:52:59 +1200
  • Being brought up on the coast, this is one thing I would never live down to see my home town hidden or not stripped with the beautiful wildlife it contains the main source of my remembrance of love for the coast. I have many family working within the mines for work as to stay and live on the coast meant to them to survive by working, there aren’t many jobs but I see things now in change and we need to try to live with this new change that is starting to shift.

    The mining started way back when my great greats where there and it is finally running slow. We need new ideas, this is very old repetitive action for money that won’t always be there.
    We need to plan and bring in new ideas for money by adding to the land, giving a healthier future not taking it away bit by bit. Please keep our native trees and our animals however small they are very important to us and they are declining within New Zealand. Regretfully the destruction it brings are in your hands.
    Thank you,
    Sarah 2017-08-15 22:08:42 +1200
  • Sabrina 2017-08-13 13:42:54 +1200
  • Carla 2017-08-12 13:36:10 +1200
  • Rosheen 2017-08-08 09:27:18 +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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