July 27, 2020
Climate campaigners blockade fertiliser plant
Activists from Climate Justice Taranaki and Greenpeace locked on to the Ballance fertiliser plant in Kapuni in South Taranaki this morning to protest to the continued use of fossil fuel based fertilisers for industrial farming.
Spokesperson Emily Bailey says urea fertiliser made from natural gas or hydrogen drives industrial farming which degrades soil and waterways, disrupts climate and locks farmers in debt.
She says halting runaway climate change means ending reliance on fossil fuels, so coal, oil and even gas, which is touted as a transition fuel, all need to stay in the ground.
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