Stop the Drilling on our East Coast

New Zealand’s coastline is too valuable to risk a catastrophe like the BP oil spill currently devastating the Gulf of Mexico. Yet the New Zealand Government has just permitted dangerous deep sea oil exploration directly off the East Coast of the North Island, and tagged many other areas in New Zealand’s waters for further oil exploration. Once again they’ve let us down.

Like the proposal to open our best conservation land for mining, new oil exploration is a move in the wrong direction for New Zealand. Expansion of oil and coal extraction threatens our unique environment, the climate and the clean and green reputation that underpins New Zealand’s economy. Our Government is struggling to understand the urgent need for a new economic vision. New Zealand deserves a clean energy vision from our Government.

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~ by humblemonkey on September 13, 2010.

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