Coal Mining isn't Conservation -

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

  • Ross 2017-06-25 10:00:36 +1200
  • We don’t need coal; we have other countries for that.
    Sam 2017-06-20 20:12:10 +1200
  • Coal mining jobs are bad for health & safety ( Brunner disaster, Pike River, etc), bad for climate change emissions, dirty, polluting & bad for the air, land, water & environment in general. Coal isn’t needed & can’t be burnt without catastrophic effects. Please- given responsibly & Stop ALL Coal mining now!
    Sue 2017-06-15 21:14:32 +1200
  • Leigh 2017-06-15 07:28:38 +1200
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  • Kathryn 2017-06-09 19:02:24 +1200
  • Glen 2017-06-09 12:17:59 +1200
  • Kate 2017-06-07 16:59:22 +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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