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Marsden B plan opposed

10 February 2005

Marsden B plan opposed

Communities surrounding the Whangarei Harbour, are gearing up to protest, against the plan for a coal-fired power station, at Marsden Point.

A meeting at Bream Bay College this week, saw the school hall packed out with residents, and members of Patu Harakeke. Greenpeace climate change workers were among those speaking,
and they're organising a Save the Climate Beach Day Out protest, on Sunday, February the 20th.

Organiser Steve Abel sez the day is a protest gathering for all the family, meeting at the power station gates at noon, for a picnic, and kite-flying. And last week, about 300 people at Whangarei Heads, vented their disapproval of the Mighty River plan, at a meeting organised by the Marsden Bad Action Group.

Group spokesperson Catherine McNamara, sez so-called "clean coal", is still dirty, and produces huge amounts of dioxins, lead and mercury, into the environment.

People throughout the country have until February 24th, to make a submission. A form is on the group's website, marsdenbad.org.nz, and a pre-filled form, is also on the greenpeace.org.nz site.

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