Friday, November 27, 2009

brownlee into coromandel mining

Don't do it gerry.
"Some conservation land in the Coromandel could be used for mining, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee says."
Mr Brownlee told Radio New Zealand today that there were areas of interest in the Coromandel.
"There are interesting areas in the Coromandel, and it will be controversial me even saying it, where there could be -- and I stress could be -- further gold mining activity," he said.
"I doubt it would be above ground, where those areas deemed to have relatively low conservation values but are currently locked up because they are deemed to have high values."
Once agin brownlee uses the 'could ' approach - gerry we are not stupid. And just read his last sentence again - what do you think he means?
"Coromandel Watchdog was involved in ending mining on the peninsular 20 years ago. Spokesman Denis Tegg told Radio New Zealand his group would fight the move. Land now considered lower value was regenerating and becoming more special as it was allowed to recover."
Mining would be devastating, he said.
"The experience we have from overseas and in some cases in New Zealand is that those tailings (toxic waste) cannot be contained forever."
The Greens say the value of the land for recreation and tourism was far greater than income from mining.
The party previously released figures showing there were 21 current mineral permits for prospecting and exploration, affecting 42 protected areas.
We will create more wealth and better lives for everyone by not mining. Mining is short-termism - it is designed to make a quick buck and leave the mess for future generations to sort out - it is yesterdays thinking.
What fossils and historic material will be destroyed. How many ecosystems will be disrupted.
What a godsend goff is to national at the moment - providing idiotic distraction from these mining and destruction plans - thanks for nothing goff.

Coromandel Bush

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