mining moratorium

21 July, 2015

A global petition urging the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to discontinue deep-sea exploration permits and to initiate a moratorium on deep-sea mining has gathered over 700,000 signatures from concerned citizens around the world. The petition will be presented later this week to the International Seabed Authority during the 21st Annual Meeting of the ISA in Kingston, Jamaica.

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8 June, 2015


Author: Chris Gardner

A New Zealand-based pressure group that stands against seabed mining is marking World Oceans Day by widening a petition. Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) said Lush Cosmetics had already collected 3500 signatures over six weeks calling for environment minister Nick Smith to impose moratorium on seabed mining.

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11 February, 2015

The decision by New Zealand’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to refuse consent for a bid to mine phosphate from the Chatham Rise’s deep sea bed is logical, wise, and a victory for good science, and a vindication of all the concerns raised by the groups in the hearing, say environmental groups who opposed the scheme.

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