NZPAM Schlumberger Taranaki and NZOG Barque Clipper Whale CO2 trend combined

NZ Oil and Gas (NZOG) recently described a one-in-five chance of striking gas in the Barque field off Oamaru as a ’game-changer’. It made glowing claims on its potential economic and environmental benefits. Climate Justice Taranaki rejects these claims completely. Read the rest of this entry »

IPCC 5th report: Climate Change 2013 to be released on 30 September 2013



Headline statements:

– Warming in the climate system is unequivocal and since 1950 many changes have been observed throughout the climate system that are unprecedented over decades to millennia. Read the rest of this entry »

Media highlights (1-28 Feb 2013)


Major fracking report set back again  (NZ Herald, 28 Feb)

Oil exploration gets approval (Manawatu Standard, 28 Feb)

Rural protection sought  (Radio NZ, 27 Feb)  – listen to this

Companies set to lose billions over coal seam gas ruling (Sydney Morning Post, 19 Feb)

Minister boasts of fracking ban (TDN, 17 Feb)

Living near oil site has problems (TDN, 16 Feb)

Exploration permits raise hackles  (Marlborough Express, 9 Feb)

January NZ O&G Activity Wrap (Energy Stream, 8 Feb)

Lawless, Greenpeace activists sentenced  (TDN, 7 Feb)

Taranaki Drilling firms told off over breaches  (TDN, 6 Feb)

Oil tracers harmless to humans – council (TDN, 6 Feb)

Economist Debates: Fracking – Do the benefits derived from shale gas outweigh the drawbacks of fracking?  (Economist, 5 Feb)

Acidic oceans threaten shellfish industry (Stuff Business Day, 3 Feb)

East Coast oil search cranks up (Dominion Post, 1 Feb)

Eco-systems threatened by agrichemical runoff (NZ Herald, 1 Feb)