Greenpeace not a political lobbying group? Go on pull the other one

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Greenpeace claims they are a charity, the Charities Commission disagrees and says they are a political lobbying group.

Greenpeace maintains they don’t engage in that stuff, and yet almost every week they are campaigning and so it is this week too.

Greenpeace has collected 23,000 signatures from people who want Energy Minister Simon Bridges sacked for allowing oil exploration in a marine mammal sanctuary.

The petition is a response to fears that Maui’s dolphins, the world’s most endangered species, will be threatened with extinction.

There are only 55 left and they live off the west coast of the North Island.?

The government is offering exploration permits in 3000 square kilometres of the West Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary, but says there are no Maui’s dolphins in the area.

“This attack on the last 55 remaining Maui’s dolphins follows previous moves by Bridges to act on behalf of the fossil fuel industry at all costs,” said Greenpeace spokesman Michael Tritt.

Green Party co-leader Russel Norman earlier this week questioned Conservation Minister Nick Smith in parliament about the decision to open part of the sanctuary.

“The block offer is nowhere near where the Maui’s live,” Dr Smith said.

“There hasn’t been a single observation of a Maui’s dolphin, and the oil and gas industry hasn’t been involved in a single Maui’s dolphin incident in Taranaki over the past 40 years despite 23 wells being drilled.”

Greenpeace most definitely are involved in politics…joined at the hip with their?Green taliban parliamentary colleagues.

I fail to see why we should put progress on hold for 55 stupid dolphins.