Press release: Taranaki Regional Council Enviro Awards a Farce

30/07/2015

“Dow AgroSciences, Fonterra and Methanex are three named sponsors of Taranaki Regional Council’s Environmental Awards. Their sponsorships makes a total mockery of these awards. This is akin to a weapons manufacturer sponsoring a peace scholarship” says Climate Justice Taranaki spokesperson Emily Bailey. Read the rest of this entry »

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PRESS STATEMENT: Len Lye Arts Centre and the Fossil Fuel Industry

24/07/2015

Todd-Energy-Mangahewa-E-well-site-29-Dec2014 FClark and Len Lye Centre

Spokesperson for Climate Justice Taranaki Incorporated, Janice Liddle says they object strongly to the funding by Todd Energy to the Len Lye Arts Centre. Read the rest of this entry »


Low-skilled fracking jobs, divestment, climate debt and neoliberalism

20/07/2015

As the oil and gas fracking industry spreads across a nation, increasingly high school teens are being lured to drop out and take up low-skilled jobs, as demonstrated in a recent research in the US.  The authors of the study warned, “fracking raises the risk that some workers at the bottom of the skills and education ladder may end up being stuck there, because they made bad schooling choices in a rush to be part of the industry“. Read the rest of this entry »