Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) has made a further application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), to use a jack-up rig to drill at the Maui gas field and to discharge harmful substances off the Taranaki coast. First discovered in 1969, STOS operates two platforms around 35kms of the coast. In 2015, the EPA granted STOS a consent to drill 22 side-track wells.
We – Climate Justice Taranaki and our friends and allies – are opposed to further drilling for fossil fuels. We are encouraging you to make a submission to the EPA in opposition to this application. You can either use the EPA form or use the form below. You can also find out more about the application on the EPA website. Submissions close on 19th June 2017. Please share this with your friends and whānau.
Submissions have now closed. Ngā mihi.
Your submission will be sent to the EPA and to STOS, as is required by law. If you selected that you want to speak to your submission, you will be contacted by EPA staff to make arrangements and be kept informed of the application as it progresses. For previous Taranaki applications, hearings were held in Wellington and New Plymouth. However, you can speak to your submission via Skype and don’t have to physically attend a hearing.
Read our full submission here.