Petition: Stop the Matuku well


matukuPlease sign our new petition here.

This September OMV NZ Ltd (Austrian), Octanex NZ Ltd (Australian) and New Zealand Oil & Gas Ltd want to drill an offshore well off the Taranaki coast between the Maui and Tui wells. Read the rest of this entry »

MEDIA RELEASE: New Evidence Calls for PCE to Ban Fracking


“There is inadequate scientific evidence and technical capacity to ensure safety at all stages of oil and gas production involving fracking. The associated risks—elevated seismic hazards, water contamination, soil degradation, air pollution, contamination of food chain and health impacts on nearby residents—are far too great to justify further expansion,” wrote Climate Justice Taranaki (CJT) in their latest submission to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. Read the rest of this entry »

Media highlights: 1-31 August 2013


Test drilling for gas off Otago in January (Radio NZ, 31 Aug)

Ship repairs close down Maari oilfield (TDN, 31 Aug)

Fracking consenting done, not notified (Otago Daily News, 31 Aug)

Nats plan to remove right to oppose drilling  (Stuff, 29 Aug)

The commotion in the ocean (stuff national, 22 Aug)

Government climate change plans scolded  (Radio NZ, 19 Aug)

Oil and gas industry is turning nasty in NZ  (Marae TV NZ, Aug)

Tag expands drilling campaign (Dominion Post, 16 Aug)

East Coast iwi threaten legal action and protest over oil well (NZ Radio, 15 Aug)

Drilling rig in Sounds bound for Taranaki Basin (Marborough Express, 14 Aug)

Sea level rise may be rapid, scientists say  (Brisbane Times, 13 Aug)

Texas fracking study’s authors discuss results of Barnett Shale research (Huffington Post, 9 Aug)

Science excluded from land farming debate (Rural News, 6 Aug)