• Petitioning John Key

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New Zealand Prime Minister
John Key
New Zealand Environment Minister
Amy Adams
New Zealand Economic Development Minister
Steven Joyce
New Zealand Energy and Resources Minister
Simon Bridges
New Zealand Climate Change Minister
Tim Groser

Prime Minister John Key and the New Zealand Government : Stop all plans to open up NZ's coastal waters to offshore oil drilling

    1. Petition by

      Our Seas Our Future

Offshore oil drilling is of major concern to New Zealand because of the alarming environmental and economic risks that face our people, coast, and sea.

The New Zealand Government have already given oil companies permission to start dangerous and risky offshore exploration around New Zealand's coastal waters.

There are currently no adequate protection measures in place to protect our environment from an offshore oil disaster. New Zealand simply does not have the capacity to handle an offshore oil spill.

The RENA disaster in November 2011 showed us that New Zealand is not prepared, RENA spilled 350 tonnes of oil. An offshore oil spill would be much larger. The Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 released more than 600,000 tonnes of oil into the local marine environment. The effects of that spill are still being felt today and will continue to make an impact for many years to come. It affected the local wildlife, fishing industry, tourism industry, economy and their home.

These oil companies cannot guarantee no oil spills.New Zealand will bear 100% of the risk. When something goes wrong, we will bear 100% of the cost!

We should be thinking about alternatives, transitioning to clean green technologies, and our government should taking the lead and focusing on clean green technologies rather than hanging onto fossil fuels, an industry heading towards extinction.

Show your support, sign and share this petition and let's all tell Prime Minister John Key and the New Zealand Government that WE ARE STANDING UP FOR THIS COUNTRY, we do not want to risk our environment and our economy.


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Recent signatures


    1. Anti-drilling protesters march against Norwegian oil giant

      Protesters against deep sea oil drilling have today marched through Auckland city opposing potential exploration by Norwegian oil giant Statoil. Protesters chanted "leave our seas alone, Statoil go home!" and brandished placards against deep sea oil drilling.

      Read more:
      1) http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/anti-drilling-protesters-march-against-norwegian-oil-giant-2014093015#ixzz3EpmfoSNi
      2) http://www.nzherald.co.nz/national/news/video.cfm?c_id=1503075&gal_cid=1503075&gallery_id=145746
      3) http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/oil-drillers-vow-consult-after-protest-6095200

      Thank you for your continued support for our campaign to stop offshore oil and gas drilling.
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      Anti-drilling protesters march against Norwegian oil giant

      Protesters against deep sea oil drilling have today marched through Auckland city opposing potential exploration by Norwegian oil giant Statoil. Hundreds gathered at Britomart shortly before midday and made their way up Queen St to SkyCity, where the New Zealand Petroleum Summit is being held this week.

    2. Greens launch policy to ban deep sea oil drilling in NZ!

      The Green Party says protecting beaches from oil spills is a key part of its environmental policy.

      The Greens say the policy is its top priority this election, with creating rivers and beaches safe from oil spills their main goal.

      Check out the full story here: http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/greens-launch-policy-ban-deep-sea-oil-drilling-6038671

      Also check out some of our graphics to encourage voting in the upcoming New Zealand General Elections on 20 September 2014.

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      Legendary conservationist takes swipe at New Zealand Government

      Jane Goodall has expressed her concern at oil exploration in home of the Maui dolphin.

    3. Reached 12,500 signatures
    4. Thank you for wanting a better future

      This petition has now over 12,000 signatures of people wanting a better future for our world. OSOF supports 'No Deep Sea Oil & Gas' exploration, not only because of the risks posed to the marine and coastal environment, but also because we need to be investing in greener technologies. By using fossil fuels, we are largely responsible for the climate change that will challenge our environment and society in the decades to follow.

      Here are a couple of short videos of people speaking out for a better future: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb_jJtNUdLUbS93liRz7QGgwjhPrjokAe

      These demonstrations (organised by Oil Free Otago) happened in Dunedin New Zealand, where oil giant Anadarko are go starting their drilling operations. Drilling deeper than ever before, in rough conditions.

      **Consider voting for 'Our Seas Our Future' for the Seaweek 2014 'Ocean Champion' here: http://seaweek.org.nz/our-seas-our-future/

      We need your support to continue with our campaigns.

      Thank you,

    5. Reached 10,000 signatures
    6. We have passed our 2000 supporters milestone!

      Thank you all for your continued support towards this campaign against Offshore Oil Drilling in NZ's coastal waters.

      Please help raise awareness for this campaign by sharing this petition with your contacts. Here are some suggestions:

      * Share this petition on social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter, post on your friends walls, or in group and page walls. Don't be shy, keep posting and spreading awareness.
      * Email this petition link to all your email contacts and ask them to do the same.
      * Post this petition in other online forums, blogs, mailing lists, and websites.
      * Write to your local newspapers and magazines about these issues.
      * Write to the Government and tell them what you think about Offshore Oil Drilling in NZ water.

      If each of us can recruit 5 of our friends to sign this petition we can reach 10,000 no time at all. Let's do it.

      Our Seas, Our Future

    7. Reached 2,000 signatures
    8. Close to reaching our first milestone!

      Thank you for supporting this petition so far, we are close to reaching our first milestone of 1000 signatures.

      To help raise more awareness and to get maximum exposure for this petition, a Facebook event has been created by Our Seas, Our Future.

      For those supporters on Facebook, please join this event and invite all of your friends to join the event (and sign the petition). They can, in turn, invite their friends to the event and so on...Check out the link and give it a go!

      For non Facebook users, please continue to email, tweet, and spread this petition far and wide. We need as many signatures as possible!

      Thank you for your continued support and remember, together we can make a difference.

      Our Seas, Our Future

    9. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • James Elkington NELSON, NEW ZEALAND
      • about 5 hours ago

      Pm Donkey needs to stop being an ass

      • 21 days ago

      Have 4 children and the government is slowly killing what NZ is.

    • Sandy Nelson TWIZEL, NEW ZEALAND
      • 22 days ago

      The risks of this drilling are too risky.

    • Kirsty McKerracher TIMARU, NEW ZEALAND
      • 22 days ago

      New Zealand has a unique and beautiful environment. It is role of the government to protect it, not exploit it. Not impressed John Key!

    • Jim Halafihi MANUKAU, NEW ZEALAND
      • 22 days ago

      I have a family who I want to leave a better environment for....


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