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Taranaki People Headed for Petroleum Conference Blockade

Taranaki People Headed for Petroleum Conference Blockade


"Taranaki people, residents and whānau with concerns for our global climate are travelling to Wellington next week to participate in the Rally for Climate Justice and the blockade of the annual Petroleum Conference" says Urs Signer, member of Climate Justice Taranaki.

"Last year, 200 people successfully blockaded and delayed the Petroleum Conference for several hours when it was held in New Plymouth. Since then, opposition to further fossil fuel extraction has grown hugely across Aotearoa. We all know that coal, oil and gas needs to stay in the ground to avoid catastrophic climate change."

"PM Jacinda Ardern has asked for more time to figure out what to do with the oil and gas exploration block offers. It really isn't that difficult. If this is our nuclear free moment, then an end to fossil fuel extraction is the only path forward."

"To create a socially just and ecologically sustainable society is not an easy task but the time for waiting is well and truly over. It's time for community action: together we will shut down the Petroleum Conference; together we will bring an end to the fossil fuel extracting industry; together we will ensure that the earth we are borrowing from future generations has an intact climate and strong and healthy communities" concludes Urs Signer.


ENDS

More information about the Rally for Climate Justice and blockade can be found here https://www.rallyforclimatejustice.nz/

Climate Justice Taranaki

http://climatejusticetaranaki.info
https://www.facebook.com/climatejusticetaranaki/


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