Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Send Simon Bridges a MASSIVE Postcard

should there be an accident, and an oil spill. I would hate myself  for keeping quiet.


Send Simon Bridges a MASSIVE Postcard

1,000 signatures

The NZ government just announced oil drilling and mining permits for Chevron and Statoil encompassing an area of land and sea bigger than the entire country of Wales [2]
The Minister of Energy and Resources, Simon Bridges announced 15 new oil and gas permits including areas in the Maui’s Marine Mammal Sanctuary, Victoria Forest Park as well as the deepest well ever permitted in New Zealand. Chevron and Statoil were awarded an area that encompasses just over 26,000 square kilometres of land and sea.
Despite Chevron currently fighting charges over a 2011 oil spill near Brazil [3], Simon Bridges has said he does not have any concerns about them exploring New Zealand waters. Bridges also said that he believes the public's level of concern about oil drilling has lessened in the past few years.
His belief doesn't appear to be backed by any evidence, so we plan to tell him just how wrong he is. In fact, according to a Colmar Brunton survey earlier this year, “Slightly more than two thirds of the population think the government should invest taxpayers’ money in building an economy that’s based on clean energy industries.” [4]
Add your name to a MASSIVE postcard that will be delivered to Simon Bridges next week. Together, we'll let the Minister know that Kiwis do care, and we are still definitely concerned about drilling.

[2] Size of Wales: 20,761 km²

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