CALL ON JOHN KEY TO SACK SIMON BRIDGES

Update: Simon Bridges and the Government have now opened up more than 3000 square kilometres of the critically endangered Maui's dolphin sanctuary for oil and gas drilling. This comes less than a week after the International Whaling Commission urged NZ to do more to save the species.

It's time for the incompetent Simon Bridges to be sacked from his position as Energy and Resources Minister. New Zealand deserves better.

Send this message to the Prime Minister John Key demanding that Simon Bridges be sacked, and the Government cancels handing over our lands and seas to risky drilling and toxic mining.

Right after the world’s top climate scientists sent a warning of climate chaos for New Zealand, Simon Bridges announced that he and the Government have opened up the biggest ever area - four million hectares - of New Zealand’s lands and waters to foreign drillers and miners.

This includes areas for deep sea drilling, and it includes New Zealand's largest forest park - the Victoria Forest Park, which is 200,000 hectares and described by the Department of Conservation as pristine. But Simon Bridges admitted he didn't even know this conservation area existed.

When questioned in Parliament about whether he understood the potential impacts of mining such an area, he dismissed it as emotive clap-trap.

These are all signs of a minister that's completely out of his depth and totally out of touch with the things that New Zealanders hold dear. And it’s more evidence that the Key Government is clumsily taking NZ down a dangerous dead end with its obsessive pursuit of new oil.

It's time to choose a clean energy future.

Send this message to the Prime Minister John Key demanding that Simon Bridges be sacked, and the Government cancels handing over our lands and seas to risky drilling and toxic mining.