The EPA hearing on NZ’s first black sand seabed mining application starts in Wellington on March 10.
The 98% foreign-owned mining company, Trans Tasman Resources (TTR), have spent millions of dollars getting ready for this hearing. They have the money, but 99.5% of submissions were against TTR, and only 11 in support.
It’s our campaign to win.
Save South Taranaki’s underwater ‘Megafauna Hotspot’
EACH OF US – of any age and nationality – can help stop seabed mining in the South Taranaki Bight. Make a submission to the EPA before December 19th, 2013!
Saturday, 23/11/2013, 12 noon
The Oil Free Seas flotilla is out at the drill site off the coast of Raglan taking a stand against risky exploratory deep sea oil drilling. We can’t leave them to confront Texan oil giant Anadarko alone!
And that’s where YOU come in. This is something that affects us all – so we need to stand together and draw a line in the sand to say “Stop Deep Sea Oil” so loudly that they’ll hear us in Texas!
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