Mt Messenger Bypass shameful disaster
Climate Justice Taranaki are extremely disappointed at Commissioner Daysh's decision to approve the Mt Messenger Bypass.
"To smash yet another pointless road through a wild valley with threatened endemic species is insane. We are in the middle of a climate emergency and a mass species extinction yet the crown's NZTA dinosaur organisation still cannot see the writing on the wall. Wrecking forest, wetland and awa to save a dying trucking industry a few dollars and four minutes travel time is reckless, especially when funded by public money. No mitigation will ever cover what has been destined for destruction and this country should be ashamed of yet another 'clean, green' fallacy." said spokesperson Emily Bailey.
The group are considering appealing the
decision in a hope to stop any future roads like this ever
being approved in the country. Direct action is also being
discussed. "We call on Ministers Phil Twyford and Julie Anne
Genter to do what they can to prevent future disasters like
this from being made. Repairing Aotearoa's main trunk line
for freight and passengers, expanding public transport,
developing electric vehicle infrastructure and extending
cycle lanes and walkways are the ways to go, not this
backwards diesel disaster." said