Serious Concerns over Flaring and Council’s Consenting Procedures


On 25 May 2012, Sarah Roberts and David Morrison (affected land owner) and Michael Self (South Taranaki District Councilor) jointly wrote to Taranaki Regional Council (TRC). They expressed their serious concerns over:

1) the alleged illegal flaring at Cheal, Copper Moki and Radnor wellsites

2) pollution of Ngaere Stream

3) TRC issuance of discharge consents prior to approvals by district councils of landuse consents, thereby lacking references to the detailed nature and quantity of hazardous substances involved

4) TRC’s inadequate compliance monitoring (see Review of monitoring reports by Roberts)

Roberts, Morrison and Self are seeking answers from TRC.  Download their letter here. We at CTJ also demand answers to such serious concerns.