Green Party comment on Bathurst coal mine decision
Green Party comment on Bathurst coal mine
“We are deeply disappointed that the
stunning Denniston Plateau will be sacrificed for a climate
damaging open cast coal mine,” said Green Party mining
spokesperson Catherine Delahunty.
“The effects of this
mine cannot be mitigated, not when it means the loss of a
unique landscape and threatened species.
is a blow to the climate.
“Coal mining is unsustainable.
We need to keep the coal underground if we want to protect
the climate and have a prosperous agricultural economy in
“West Coasters deserve more stable and
sustainable jobs than those provided by the boom and bust
“We applaud Forest and Bird for their
strong and consistent legal challenge to protect this
precious part of Aotearoa New
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