Over 380 people have made a submission against Shell-Todd’s marine consent application to drill 22 new side-tracked wells and continue gas extraction and production for another 35 years off the Taranaki coast. It was just awesome to watch all the submissions come in, particularly in the last few hours before closing time when we had several submissions per minute flying across the globe. Climate Justice Taranaki made a 30-page submission. Support by donations and other means will help us a great deal in the upcoming fight. Read the rest of this entry »
“It’s time to plug OMV’s operations after a third oil spill in the Maari field off the Taranaki coast” says Emily Bailey, member of Climate Justice Taranaki.
“According to an OMV estimate, up to 300 litres of oil spilled into the sea on Friday 20 February. While company spin doctors will try and talk this down calling it ‘small’, the US EPA states that 300 litres of oil can contaminate 300 million litres of water, and this near a blue whale breeding ground and in the habitat of the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin.” Read the rest of this entry »
The Bill to amend the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf Act 2012 (EEZ Act) tabled by the Minister for Environment this morning is a clear statement that the government is working for foreign corporations rather than New Zealanders. Read the rest of this entry »
CONGRATULATIONS to Royal Dutch Shell for winning a special award at the UN Climate talks in Lima recently the Sly Sludge Award for a deft bit of last minute name-cleansing; removal of the word “divest” from the talks’ side-panel discussion. Read the rest of this entry »
Industry jobs shrinking with oil price (Taranaki Daily News, Feb 13)
Thousands march in northern California against fracking (Denver Post, Feb 7) – Read the new report “Californians at risk: An analysis of health threats from oil and gas pollution from two communities” (Earthworks, Jan 2015)