Shell Taranaki Ltd. (formerly STOS) has applied to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for consents to use a jack-up rig for drilling at the Maui gas field and to discharge harmful chemicals at sea.
“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 »
Banners against drilling in Maui’s habitat (NZ Herald, 28 June)
Govt to look into stock on landfarms (Radio NZ, 27 June) – CJT mentioned
Govt opens Maui’s dolphin area for oil drilling (TV 3News, 17 June)
Oil discovered near Greymouth (TV One News, 14 June)
Any climate change deal now too late for Kiribati – President Tong (Radio NZ, 11 June)
Norwegian oil giant eyes Northland coast (NZ Herald, 9 June)