Monday, March 22, 2010

Labour steps up on mining

Today the government released its plans to dig up our national parks. And for once, Labour has stepped up:

Labour leader Phil Goff claimed the Government planned to "let the bulldozers in" to large areas of highly sensitive conservation land that National had once protected from mining in the first place.

"What they are saying is that they are planning to dig up some of the most beautiful areas of the country."

He said Labour would return any land removed from Schedule 4 back under the legislative protection from mining if it won the next election.

People now have a clear choice. If you want to live in a strip-mined wasteland, vote National. If you want our environmnt to be protected, vote Labour. It's that simple.