Media Coverage: Oil / Gas Expo Protest, New Plymouth 22 Oct 2014

oil gas expo protest combined2 22Oct2014We had an awesome protest yesterday, outside the Oil and Gas Expo venue in New Plymouth. A big thanks to all those who came in support.

“We came here today to remind these profit-driven companies that it is completely irresponsible to keep extracting fossil fuels and that we are not going to let our Pacific cousins drown.

Better drilling practice will not stop catastrophic climate change, and renewable energy and efficiency measures will be too little too late. What we need is a major system change that dramatically reduces energy use now before it’s too late.

Many companies and institutions have begun to divest from fossil fuels as the long term harmful effects of it are finally surfacing and it’s proving to be more and more economically unsustainable and socially unacceptable,” said CJT member Emily Bailey.

Here are some of the media stories:

Oil industry meets in New Plymouth (Radio NZ, 22 Oct)

Protest at New Zealand Oil and Gas Expo  (Radio NZ, 22 Oct) – listen to interview with Urs Signer, CJT spokesperson

Police plug oil exhibition protest (Stuff, 23 Oct) – with video

Climate protesters challenge drillers  (Waatea News, 23 Oct)




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