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Offshore Oil and Gas exploration Cancellation Welcomed – Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

By   /  April 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

“The announcements to stop new oil and gas block offers are very welcome but are long overdue. This must be just the beginning of decarbonisation, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ, ECO. “ECO congratulates Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods and the Prime Minister for the announcements today that there will be no […]

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Congratulations on Court Decision to Protect Ruataniwha – Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

By   /  July 9, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Environment and Conservation Organisations, ECO, welcomes the Supreme Court decision protecting land in Ruahine Forest Park and congratulates Forest and Bird on the verdict and all those who have worked to protect public conservation land. ECO Co-chairperson, Barry Weeber, said the Supreme Court has made an important interpretation of the Conservation Act. He warned […]

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No new coal mines: China announces three year ban – Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

By   /  January 5, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

ECO today welcomed an announcement that no new coal mines will be approved in China for three years and a further 1,000 existing coal mines are to be closed. ECO spokesperson Cath Wallace said New Zealand should follow China’s lead and also stop issuing approvals or renewals of coal mine permits. “China will ban for […]

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