Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave the strongest indication yet that she is seriously considering and end to oil and gas exploration permits when she personally collected a petition from Greenpeace outside Parliament on 19 March.
An open letter supporting the Prime Minister to take action has been signed by over 60 esteemed New Zealanders.
Oil and gas burning drives climate change, exploratory oil drilling risks catastrophic spills, and seismic blasting harms whales and other marine life. Oil exploration has to be stopped.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says climate change is her generation’s nuclear-free moment. And we agree! Going nuclear free meant stopping the nuclear ships. Taking action on climate change means stopping the oil exploration ships. So let’s do this! Let’s lead the world by ending oil exploration in NZ waters.
Sign and share this petition now to call on Jacinda Ardern and the new Labour-led Government to match their words with action by putting an immediate end to offshore oil exploration.