Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Committee Stage (14) – Part 1

Resource Legislation Amendment Bill – Committee Stage (14) – Part 1

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land on which New Zealanders can build houses mr. chair that belt mr. chair mr. Hume mr. chair mr. Carrick use gotta mr. chair I’m a Hindu Akiko Tokyo I want to start by asking a question now this is a real question relating to this bill imagine if someone went up to our area made commissioner and said I want to build a power station running on gas which comes from fracking which is going to release four hundred and twenty five thousand tons of greenhouse gases a year to put that in contrast that’s the same as all the cars driving for a year in Palmerston North and the Commissioner had to say well I can’t look at climate change because the law prohibits me from doing it now mr. speaker this problem isn’t a theoretical scenario it’s a real one that we’ve seen last year with an over power station it’s a real issue that relates to this bill because a major the major environmental law that can’t consider climate change you can’t call a major environmental law look it’s like paying soccer without a football it’s like telling the fire brigade they’ve got to ignore certain types of fires because that’s the way that always been resident I say this because my colleague you Janie Sage has a supplementary water paper 283 in front of this house to deal with this exact problem it is absolutely ridiculous it’s ludicrous that our major environmental law can’t consider climate change Mr Speaker we saw it with Nova’s application for a 360 megawatt power station and Oh Johanna we’ve seen it before it is absolutely ridiculous it’s incredible than 2017 when 190 countries gathered around the world to sign a binding commitment at Paris to reduce our emissions our major environmental law can’t consider it it’s not a full site or an accident it’s because of deliberate decisions made in this Parliament as an opportunity to fix it this Parliament has an opportunity to amend section 70 as you Janey sage amendment does to fix this problem now this is my challenge to all parties and home we have an opportunity to fix this problem with the greatest environmental crisis facing us I want to challenge the national party on this because up to now they’ve shown their credentials when it come to the environment they’ve shown their a pro pollution party they’ve shown though act like environmental vandals risking some of our most special pristine places just this weekend I was at TR know like TR know where the government Judith Collins has opened up an oil block right to the shores of Lake tyan oh this is a place featured on the one hundred percent pure New Zealand website yet Nationals allowing oil dreads seismic surveys all the pollution and stuff that comes with it it’s an absolute scandal it’s an outrage and it shows once again the lens national will go to to trash our environment mr. speaker they have an opportunity to show that they’re going to do something the right thing on the greatest environmental challenge facing us our resource management law must include climate change so we’ve got a party which has stood up on the side of polluters but luckily the people of New Zealand know there’s a party who’s standing up on the side of protecting the environment protecting our climate for our kids that I’m proud to stand next to you Janey sages put this amendment the green party with our values of protecting the environment of making sure we’re not leaving a mess for future generations have provided the solutions to this Parliament to vote on we’ve shown through our detailed technical studies that major and missions reductions are possible but it’s not going to happen if companies like Nova get away with getting consents a massive polluting power stations and climate change just can’t even be considered so my challenge to parties are if you’re series of that climate change make sure you support this amendment so our major environmental law can actually finally consider climate change I called Peeni Henare e

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