To: Environment Commissioner
Stop mining in Canvastown
Stop commercial gold mining at Canvastown Marlborough to 'protect our environment, our waterways and coastal marine life, to invest in the protection of our cultural heritage'.
Why is this important?
We are responsible for the care and protection of our environment, we are responsible for the 'flowing of the waters that sustain the land, as vitality for mankind, as a food basket for the people, as life itself is associated with all freshwater bodies and the food sources that are sustained by those waters'.
Sign here now to protect our environment by saying 'NO' to gold mining by Elect mining at Canvastown Marlborough.
Say 'No' to gold mining - our environment is worth more than revenue to be gathered,
Say 'No' to gold mining - our environment is worth more than a 5 year term contract,
Say 'No' to gold mining - our environment will be here for generations to come
It is our duty to protect this environment for tomorrow's children.
Say 'No' and protect your TURANGAWAEWAE - domicile, standing, place where one has the right to stand - place where one has rights of residence and belonging through kinship and whakapapa.
THIS IS ELECT MINING'S PROPOSAL:
Its original application, filed last year, proposed mining over a significantly larger area, up to 120 hectares straddling both sides of the highway, northwest of Blenheim.
The revised application said the mining would progress in phases. A pit up to 16 metres deep would be dug, filling with water to allow a floating gold screen to be used.
The pit would be back-filled as work progressed, allowing for the remediation of the land, which the application said would be returned to its pre-mining state.
The application noted a number of remedial measures, including creating drainage channels to direct stormwater into holding ponds, to prevent sediment run-off into the rivers.
March 30 2017: Stuff News:
THERE IS NO REMEDIATION ONCE THIS IS DONE. - WE MUST SAY 'NO'
How it will be delivered
Email the signatures