(With thanks to Greenpeace)

(With thanks to Greenpeace)

On Thursday 8 August, Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources is going to the mining club, Straterra, to “discuss how he sees the energy and resources portfolio evolving and his views on challenges facing the minerals industry.”  He’s speaking at Straterra at 4:45pm.Let’s tell him what those challenges are.  Let’s remind him of the damage the mining he supports is doing:

  • The Denniston Plateau (under threat from open cast coal mining by Bathurst Resources).
  • The Pegasus Basin (under threat from Deep Sea Oil drilling by Anadarko).
  • Taranaki (where farmland is poisoned by fracking).
Let’s remind him about Solid Energy’s recent implosion at huge cost to workers and local communities – this is the boom and bust nature of the mining industry.  Let’s remind him that this is not the future we want in Aotearoa.

Join other Wellingtonians in a demonstration against the Government’s mining agenda.

When: 4:30-6:30 Thursday 8th August

Where: Outside Straterra Inc, Ground Floor, 93 The Terrace.
What: Protest – including chanting, and speeches.  Please bring placards.
Organised by a coalition of community anti-mining groups in Wellington.

If you are on Facebook, please join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/291012641040815/ and – this is the crucial part – invite like-minded friends to the protest.