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Tell Southland District Council to keep the coal in the hole

February 19, 2013 Gareth Hughes 0

Southland District Council is calling for submissions on its proposed District Plan. This is your chance to tell the Southland District Council that you want a sustainable and prosperous future for Southland, and call on it to make new mining and drilling for lignite coal and coal seam gas a prohibited activity.

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Keep the Coal in the Hole Summer Festival

January 9, 2012 Gareth Hughes 7

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.

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The Lignite Mirror Maze

July 15, 2011 Kennedy Graham 7

If the Ministry of Economic development can join the Coal Association to lobby the Government, should the Environment Ministry not join the Wind Association to do the same?

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Nick Smith lost for words on lignite mining

June 30, 2011 NZ Green Party 7

It seems Environment Minister Nick Smith still doesn’t get it that “best practice” as far as lignite is concerned is to leave it in the ground. He was lost for words when challenged on this in Southland on Tuesday evening.

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