Saturday, March 6, 2010

brownlee sliding on slippery slope

First they said it was a stocktake, then they said that they would be mining schedule 4 national parks when they are taken out of that schedule no matter what anyone said, then they said they would do surgical mining where the land surface is not disturbed and now brownlee won't rule out open cast mining. If you think we are going to allow that gerry you are more of an idiot than you look.

From Geoff Cumming at stuff
"Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee has refused to rule out open-pit mining in our highest value conservation parks ahead of a review due out shortly.
The Government is considering allowing access to minerals in parts of the conservation estate now off-limits to mining under Schedule 4 of the Crown Minerals Act.
The areas are listed in Schedule 4 for their ecological and scenic values, and include all 14 national parks and the Coromandel Forest Park.
This attitude of take, take, take is abusive - to the people and to our world. You have an unwinable fight on your hands brownlee - i hope you don't end up with blood on them too.

Snap - The Standard

1 comment:

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Marty,
I never really doubted that Brownlee was nothing but a fat liar, and nothing that comes out of his mouth can be trusted. He is without the most disconnected man in a disconnected governement who simply want to apply corporate and business principle to our lives.
If they proceed down this path it will lead to us to dangerous places. Kia kaha.