Media highlights – Oct 2014

Fracking-well explosion forces 400 families from home in eastern Ohio (Columbus Dispatch, 29 Oct)

Greenpeace hits out at prospect plan (Radio NZ, 25 Oct) “The world’s largest oilfield servicing company, Schlumberger has applied for a prospecting permit to survey 440,000 square kilometres of seabed which is an area the size of New Zealand.”

Scientists just discovered how to determine if water contamination comes from fracking  (nationofchange, 22 Oct)

Oil and gas company drilling illegal wells  (TV3, 22 Oct) – Shell Todd “the country’s biggest oil and gas company has breached new environmental laws by drilling two wells off the Taranaki coast” in the Maui field.

Dow’s efforts help granting of consent (TDN, 15 Oct) – ” A chemical plant with a controversial history has been granted consent to burn waste product for the next 30 years.”

Council chair rejects oil waste claim (Radio NZ, 8 Oct)

Vet warns of oil waste farm threat (Radio NZ, 7 Oct) – “”I would be particularly concerned, if I was involved in the meat industry, about these cows coming from these farms where there has been insufficient time for bioremediation….”
Read the vet’s critique of the MPI milk testing here.

Oil. gas sector told to improve communication (TDN, 2 Oct) -“Halliburton country manager for Australia David Guglielmo spoke to the New Zealand Petroleum Summit in Auckland yesterday about the mistruths that surround hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and why the practice had become so controversial. He said the petroleum industry could take some tips from the green movement on how to spread their message more effectively…”

Oil giant defends fracking (NZ Radio, 1 Oct) – Listen!

Oil protesters disrupt event, scale building (NZ Herald, 1 Oct) – “Spending on the hunt for oil and gas is currently running around record levels and approaching its summer peak as the Government promises a business-as-usual approach….”

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