National list MP Michael Woodhouse has broken ranks with the Prime Minister and publicly stated his opposition to lignite mining at a meeting in Dunedin organised by Generation Zero. Read the full story here:

A similar stance by Auckland National MP Nikki Kaye against mining in National Parks was the first sign that National was losing its nerve over its plan to mine Schedule 4 lands. Let’s make this the beginning of the end for National’s lignite mining plans! You can help the process by telling your local National MP or candidate about this development and inviting them to follow Michael Woodhouse’s lead.

As a bonus, fire off an email to the Prime Minister and ask him what he thinks of this rebellion in the ranks.

Generation Zero have some great tips for your letters, here: