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

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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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This petition was delivered to:
  • 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


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