Tim Jones of Coal Action Network Aotearoa, 12 October, 2020, along with his fellow protestors, is worried about climate change and that mining in this connection is “profoundly irresponsible”. Well, the mining industry has a solution for him.
The noise from anti-mining activists on the issue of mining on conservation land is disappointing to the minerals industry, and it should be disappointing to all New Zealanders. Instead of an informed debate, the public has been repeatedly presented with misinformation, falsehoods and fake news via the media. As the general election looms, it is timely to set the record straight on an industry which is essential to modern society and to the transition to a lower-carbon world.