by Gareth Hughes
In a few weeks a few Green MPs and I are off to Southland for the Keep the Coal in the Hole Summer Festival.
The website says:
‘The Summer Festival will bring together people from Southland and across Aotearoa who are concerned about climate justice to raise their voices, listen, collaborate, strategise and participate in non violent direct action. We need community action to avert dangerous climate change and leave a thriving planet and society for future generations.’
The main target is lignite coal mining in Southland an issue the Greens have been strong in opposing. Lignite is bad for the environment and our economy instead we should be pursuing modern renewable energy solutions, not 19th Century coal.
Sounds good, will you be going?