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Friday, July 20, 2012

Kiwi green groups mounting a last ditch effort to modify new legislation to protect the marine environment from mining exploration

Green groups are reportedly mounting a last ditch effort to modify new legislation governing New Zealand's vast exclusive economic zone to protect the marine environment from carte blanche offshore oil, gas and mining exploration. The present John Key-led National Government is totally obsessed with deep-sea  mining possibilities and appears to have lost focus on the bigger picture -  any environmental disasters could totally destroy New Zealand's marine environment. Neither New Zealand or the international community has the ability to mount a defence against such scenarios.

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) along with Forest and Bird, WWF-New Zealand and the Ecological Society have issued an open letter outlining their collective concerns.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Green-groups-attempt-to-change-ocean-bill/tabid/1160/articleID/261898/Default.aspx



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2 Comments:

At July 25, 2012 at 3:49 AM , Anonymous plantpot said...

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At July 25, 2012 at 4:49 AM , Blogger Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

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