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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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>