Please submit against this bill to protect New Zealand from rampant mining!
It’s called the “Resource Management (Restricted Duration of Certain Discharge and Coastal Permits) Amendment Bill” and it will extend the period of licence for mining companies from Five years to FIFTEEN years, a terrible blow to local communities opposed to mining and the destruction and hazardous waste that results.
Please consider submitting against this bill amendment, the National Government wants to further dis-empower the New Zealand public while propping up profit hungry multi-national companies. Companies who will destroy vast areas of our precious land and poison our rivers in order to carry out their unsustainable and backwards industry.
The National Government seems determined to trash decent regulation of these harmful industries, in fact their stated goal is to “promote prospecting for, exploration for, and mining of Crown owned minerals”, but serving up New Zealand to foreign companies who will take the profit out of the country is not serving our best interests.
The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 29 November 2012
To make a submission please follow this link to the NZ Parliament website link
Why not write to your local MP and tell them you want them to stop the amendment!
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