Invitation: What the Frack? June 2014

19/06/2014

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Look at the huge gas flare with thick smoke coming out of Todd Energy’s Mangahewa-D wellsite, Rimutauteka near Inglewood, yesterday. Imagine the health effects on nearby residents and livestock. Photo by Fiona Clark, 18 June 2014.

Taranaki locals, if you are concerned about the oil and gas industry and want to find out more about its impacts and your rights, come to our Community Meetings this and next Sat 21st & 28th June 2014. Details here.

Media: Norfolk drilling pledge, TDN 23/06/2014.

Oil firm’s PR fluff, TDN 25/06/14;  Not the good oil, TDN, 26/06/14


MEDIA RELEASE: Celebrating EPA decision

18/06/2014

mining-protest“We are absolutely thrilled that the Environmental Protection Agency made the right decision and declined Trans-Tasman Resources’ marine consent application to mine the South Taranaki Bight for iron ore” says Urs Signer, member of Climate Justice Taranaki. Read the rest of this entry »


Media Highlights: 9-30 June 2014

09/06/2014

Banners against drilling in Maui’s habitat  (NZ Herald, 28 June)

Govt to look into stock on landfarms  (Radio NZ, 27 June) – CJT mentioned

Govt opens Maui’s dolphin area for oil drilling  (TV 3News, 17 June)

Oil discovered near Greymouth  (TV One News, 14 June)

Any climate change deal now too late for Kiribati – President Tong  (Radio NZ, 11 June)

Norwegian oil giant eyes Northland coast (NZ Herald, 9 June)


CJT MEDIA RELEASE: Drill report small victory but not good enough

04/06/2014

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Climate Justice Taranaki (CJT) reaffirms its call for an end to fracking and issuance of any new oil and gas permits.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report supports CJT’s view that the regulatory and management regime here requires major reform, and that the great environmental issue with fossil fuel development is climate change.

“The report is another slap in the face for the petroleum industry. But it’s not enough. Read the rest of this entry »