This post is to say “thank you”.

Thank you to everyone who signed the petition asking Ministers Sage and Woods to say “no” to granting coal miners access to despoil DoC land in their rapacious greed for coal.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to CANA’s appeal for funds to help us assist Forest and Bird in their Environment Court appeal against the decision to grant resource consent for Te Kuha by providing an expert economic witness to argue against the mine on economic grounds.

Te Kuha Appeal Update

We have raised well over $4000 from this appeal, but we need plenty more. If you can contribute to help us pay the costs of our expert witness, please do so here:

Coal Action Network Aotearoa
(Kiwibank) 38 9011 0484435 00

It’s 2018; we shouldn’t need to be still doing this! But we will, for as long as it takes. Every dollar donated is a dollar spent at the coal face of ending fossil fuel extraction in Aotearoa. With your help we will stop this mine.

Te Kuha Petition Presentation

The petition to Ministers Wood and Sage was presented to MPs Kiritapu Allan (Labour) and Gareth Hughes (Greens) by representatives from 350 Aotearoa and CANA, together with Forest and Bird, on Tuesday 20 March. You can watch 350 Aotearoa’s stream of the presentation here:

Now the ball is in the Government’s court.

We’ve heard a lot of great talk from the Prime Minister and her Cabinet about their determination to act on climate change. The climate doesn’t respond to words – it responds to actions. Te Kuha provides an early test of whether this Government is prepared to act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.