Taranaki joins climate rebellion
Members of community groups Extinction Rebellion Taranaki,
Climate Justice Taranaki and Taranaki youth representatives
are in Wellington to support the blockade of the Ministry of
Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), NZ's ministry
for oil, gas and minerals.
"We are in Wellington with
people from across Aotearoa with whom we share a concern
about the current climate emergency. We are outside MBIE to
demand an immediate halt to further oil and gas exploration
permits being handed out to companies" says Tony Hansen from
Extinction Rebellion Taranaki.
"We want a future where all
life thrives yet MBIE is encouraging the burning of fossil
fuels that are pushing us towards mass extinction."
need radical and systematic change with a just transition
that puts the interests of communities, workers and the
environment at its centre. Companies like OMV, Todd,
Tamarind, Fonterra, Ravensdown and Fletchers have done
enough damage" says Emily Bailey from Climate Justice
"We need to see that the capitalist economic
system created this climate crisis because profit only comes
from exploiting workers and the environment. It's time for
"Last week, Taranaki youth participated in
the third global climate strike. Now we are in Wellington to
support the call for urgent climate action. We've had enough
empty promises" says Taranaki student Ethan
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