James Hansens’s evidence against the proposed opencast coal mine near Denniston, West Coast, New Zealand, which would destroy 200ha of public conservation land.  Hansen provides an international view on global climate change and the importance of phasing out coal in order to avoid the extreme negative social, economic and environmental effects.

For more information on the campaign against Bathurst’s proposed Denniston mine, see: http://coalactionnetworkaotearoa.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/help-stop-the-escarpment-mine-denniston-plateau/