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Coal Action Network on Solid Energy:lignite technology dodgy

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 1:40 pm | Coal Action Network

According to information in an OIA about health and safety issues at the Mataura plant - recently received by CANA - the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment also has expressed concerns about the safety of the technology. More >>

Government Backs Another Loser: Jeanette Fitzsimons

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 1:24 pm | Coal Action Network

23 May 2013-- Conservation Minister Nick Smith’s announcement today that he’ll grant Australian mining company Bathurst access to mine part of the Denniston Plateau is a sign that the Government has learnt nothing from Solid Energy’s financial ... More >>

CANA Cheering: Southland Coal Will Be Left in The Hole

Friday, 22 February 2013, 11:56 am | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Cheering At News That Southland Coal Will Be Left In The Hole More >>

Coal Action Network: Keep Southland’s coal in the hole

Monday, 4 February 2013, 2:35 pm | Coal Action Network

The Coal Action Network Aotearoa today welcomed Solid Energy CEO Don Elder’s resignation and called on the company to shut down its lignite proposals in Southland. Ahead of the recent Keep the Coal in the Hole Summer Festival" in Southland, CANA called ... More >>

Southland lignite proposals “100% stupidity”

Sunday, 20 January 2013, 7:45 pm | Coal Action Network

The idea of digging up fertile farmland for lignite coal is “100% stupidity,” an Australian farmer told a Southland meeting today. More >>

Mothball lignite plant, Coal Action tells Solid Energy

Friday, 18 January 2013, 4:27 pm | Coal Action Network

Mataura, Southland – 18 January 2013- Coal Action Network members today presented Solid Energy with a “low carbon future” basket of sustainably-grown vegetables to represent the future of Southland’s fertile farming, and some mothballs for ... More >>

One year on: Solid's coal kept in the hole

Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 11:48 am | Coal Action Network

When activists gathered a year ago near Mataura in Southland for the first “Keep the Coal in the Hole” Summer Festival, New Zealand was facing what looked like a massive, four-part, assault on the climate by Solid Energy. More >>

Coal industry poll flawed: Coal Action Network

Monday, 15 October 2012, 9:16 am | Coal Action Network

Wellington, 15 October 2012—The Coal Action Network today accused the coal industry of carrying out dubious market research to give the impression that there is massive support for coal mining. More >>

Government response to Spring Creek Miners' appeal baffling

Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 5:11 pm | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa said today it was “baffling” that the Minister of Economic Development, Steven Joyce, has suggested short-cutting due process on an unrelated mining application as a solution to job losses at Spring Creek mine. More >>

Solid Energy puts the climate last, again

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 4:17 pm | Coal Action Network

Don Elder pulls down $1.4 million per year as CEO of Solid Energy – about 51 times the median Kiwi income – well paid for his role in the destruction of our planetary civilisation. More >>

Coal action network to take complaint over market research

Friday, 20 April 2012, 1:52 pm | Coal Action Network

Friday 20 April 2012—The Coal Action Network Aotearoa today accused Solid Energy of carrying out dubious market research to give the impression that there is massive support for coal – and is considering laying a formal complaint at the company’s ... More >>

G-Force Calls For Action On Climate Change

Wednesday, 29 February 2012, 10:49 am | Coal Action Network

Grandparents' Movement G-Force Takes Call For Action On Climate Change To Parliament On Wednesday And Thursday More >>

Public meeting on coal mine threats

Monday, 12 December 2011, 9:26 am | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today announced that Queensland farmer Sid Plant will be addressing a public meeting in Mataura in January to bring his first-hand account of the devastating impacts that open cast coal mining has on farming and the local ... More >>

Labour lignite policy a big step in the right direction

Sunday, 6 November 2011, 8:54 pm | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network spokesperson Tim Jones says the group is pleased the Labour Party has decided to oppose plans to mine Southland lignite. In its newly-released environment policy, Labour says it will, if elected to Government, not allow Solid Energy to ... More >>

Coal Action Network: Keep the Coal in Hole Summer Festival

Friday, 4 November 2011, 10:18 am | Coal Action Network

Climate change campaigners will gather near Mataura this summer to support Southlanders concerned about the impacts of lignite mining on their communities. The Keep the Coal in the Hole Summer Festival will run from 20-23 January 2012. More >>

Stop Sniffing The Lignite, Bill

Monday, 12 September 2011, 3:32 pm | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today echoed the Deputy Prime Minister's claim that the beginning of construction on Solid Energy's planned plant to convert lignite to briquettes in Southland was 'very significant for New Zealand and hugely significant ... More >>

Government running scared on lignite mining issue

Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 2:02 pm | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa says that changes to the New Zealand Energy Strategy, released today, show that the Government is running scared of growing public opposition to its plans to mine massive quantities of lignite in Southland. More >>

Coal Action Network condemns consent for Denniston coal mine

Saturday, 27 August 2011, 9:48 am | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa has condemned the consent for a Denniston opencast coal mine on conservation land and instead called for people to demand we 'Keep the Coal in the Hole.' More >>

Coal Action Network: Hands Across The Sand Action

Monday, 27 June 2011, 9:09 am | Coal Action Network

Around 130 people joined hands yesterday on the beach at Motueka Quey in support of phasing out fossil fuels. Over 100 gathered on Pohara Beach in Golden Bay and 140 people on Tahunahui beach in Nelson. More >>

Day of Action Against Fossil Fuel Extraction

Friday, 24 June 2011, 10:51 am | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa has today come out in support of the, Top of the South 'hands across the sand' regional actions, occurring simultaneously on June 25th at 12noon on Tahunanui, Motueka and Pohara beaches. These events will kick off an international ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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