by Gareth Hughes
With the Government’s announcement a couple of weeks ago that they are opening up 190,000 more square kilometres to oil drilling, there’s never been so much at stake in the movement to protect our waters, coasts and climate from deep sea oil.
And Aotearoa is responding. Opposition to this risky extreme form of oil extraction has been building steadily, and this weekend folks are coming out all over Aotearoa to draw a line in the sand and say no to deep sea oil, and yes to a more sustainable future.
Hands Across the Sand is a global day of action and there are events popping up all over the place. Check out the list below, and there may be more to come!
The movement against deep sea oil is growing stronger every day, and I’ll be getting along to the Wellington event this weekend to join with other kiwis drawing a line in the sand against deep sea oil.
Auckland North Shore: https://www.facebook.com/events/158426560993768/
Golden Bay : https://www.facebook.com/events/362837330494867
and Dunedin: https://www.facebook.com/events/520755497982218/
I will also be holding a stall on Cuba street to let other Wellingtonians know about the threat to our very own coast and give out some information, I’d love for you to join me! I’ll be at the bucket fountains at 11am, or check out the Facebook event here: