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Taranaki’s first Oil/Gas marine consent – a death knell

Monday, 14 July 2014, 1:07 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

Austrian oil giant OMV’s application to drill up to seven new wells from its Maari platform is the first oil/gas marine consent being processed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) under the EEZ and Continental Shelf Act. More >>

Celebrating EPA decision

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 5:23 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

"We are absolutely thrilled that the Environmental Protection Agency made the right decision and declined Trans-Tasman Resources' marine consent application to mine the South Taranaki Bight for iron ore" says Urs Signer, member of Climate Justice ... More >>

Drill report small victory but not good enough

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 1:04 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki (CJT) reaffirms its call for an end to fracking and issuance of any new oil and gas permits. The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report supports CJT’s view that the regulatory and management regime here requires ... More >>

Drilling near Norfolk school threatens community health

Monday, 26 May 2014, 2:16 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

On May 23rd 2014, a volunteer of Be The Change had his university scholarship Climate Justice Taranaki is extremely concerned about Tag Oil’s plan to drill for oil and gas less than 700 metres from Norfolk School. Despite the close proximity to the ... More >>

Oil and gas block offers - a path of destruction

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 12:14 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

"Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges this morning offered up 405,000km2 of land and sea to oil and gas companies committing his government to further crimes against the planet just two days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ... More >>

Deepwell injections cause earthquakes

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 11:35 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki warns of the growing earthquake risks from deepwell injection (DWI) of waste fluids from oil and gas fracking and production. The Minister for Environment condemns the disposal of such waste on land but advocates for DWI instead, ... More >>

IPCC report - fossil-fuel extraction needs to stop now!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 9:15 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report yesterday (31 March) that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans and that in parts of the world, we are ill-prepared for risks ... More >>

Continuing breaches, non-compliance in oil & gas operations

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 12:43 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

“Continuing incidents and breaches of consent by the oil and gas industry, documented in today’s (18 March 2014) Taranaki Regional Council (TRC) consent and regulatory committee meeting, demonstrate serious failings in the operation, management and ... More >>

99.5% of submissions oppose iron sand mining

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 12:37 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

"Of the 4706 submissions the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) received on Trans-Tasman Resources' (TTR) plans to mine iron sand off the Taranaki coast, a staggering 99.5% of submitters opposed the application! Only 8 people are asking ... More >>

School roadshow is pro-oil propaganda

Sunday, 16 February 2014, 3:06 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki (CJT) want schools to say NO to the “What Lives Down Under?” challenge and roadshow that is to tour Taranaki towns and schools this week. The project is run by NZ Oil and Gas, Tag Oil and Beach Energy. “Although pitched as ... More >>

Oil company failures a victory for the planet

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 6:32 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

"Anadarko's failure to find commercially viable oil off the Taranaki coast is a call for celebration and a victory for the planet”, said Climate Justice Taranaki spokesperson Urs Signer. More >>

Did Taranaki seismic survey cause whale strandings?

Friday, 24 January 2014, 10:58 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki want urgent research done into the recent whale strandings on Farewell Spit, to rule out any links between that tragedy and a similarly timed seismic survey in Taranaki performed nearby. More >>

Fracked communities denied protection

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 1:21 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

New queries by community watchdog Climate Justice Taranaki and other concerned citizens has revealed no insurance company will cover landowners or communities at risk from fracking or oil drilling exploration. More >>

Statement on Oil Free Seas Flotilla

Friday, 15 November 2013, 4:44 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

"Climate Justice Taranaki sends its support and solidarity to the people on board the 'Oil Free Seas Flotilla'. Kia kaha e hoa ma, you speak for the sea! The SV Tiama and SV Baltazar are sailing past Taranaki today en route to oppose Anadarko's deep ... More >>

Petroleum and milk do not mix

Monday, 4 November 2013, 10:07 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

Last week’s Fonterra tanker contamination scare (Taranaki Daily News, Nov 1st) is yet another alarming wake-up call, if more were needed. “It is mind-boggling that a drilling waste truck could possibly be confused with a milk tanker. But with ... More >>

Frack democracy, let's drill!

Sunday, 13 October 2013, 10:20 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

"Taranaki residents are outraged at the Ministry for the Environment's (MfE) untimely consultation plans on the draft Guidelines for Local Government" says Emily Bailey from Climate Justice Taranaki. More >>

New landfarm report fails to address critical issues

Monday, 7 October 2013, 9:21 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

The new report on landfarms commissioned by Taranaki Regional Council (TRC) fails to address critical issues of landfarming: environmental effects and food safety. More >>

'Tin Can' not welcome! - Climate Justice Taranaki

Monday, 9 September 2013, 11:34 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

Just as the Maari oil field 80 km off the Taranaki coast was being shut down temporary for vessel repair, a drilling rig nick-named ‘Tin Can IV’ has begun drilling the Manaia-2 well nearby. “Recently refurbished, the aging rig Kan Tan IV earned ... More >>

New Evidence Calls for PCE to Ban Fracking

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 1:52 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

“There is inadequate scientific evidence and technical capacity to ensure safety at all stages of oil and gas production involving fracking. The associated risks—elevated seismic hazards, water contamination, soil degradation, air pollution, contamination ... More >>

Iron Sand Mining Permit Will Be Opposed By Local Communities

Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 1:31 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

“We will join forces with other community groups in our region to protect the sea from Trans Tasman Resources' plans to start seabed mining in South Taranaki” states Climate Justice Taranaki. More >>

 

 

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