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Emissions Reduction Plan Favours Private Business And Techno-fixes

Monday, 16 May 2022, 7:29 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki describes the government’s Emissions Reduction Plan as lacking social perspective and favouring private business and industries. “The Plan is weak and too slow. There’s too much public money going into private industries, ... More >>

Make 'Rapid, Deep And Immediate' Emission Cuts With Free Public Transport

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 6:59 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report calls for 'rapid, deep and immediate' cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. The time to act for climate justice is now or never" says Urs Signer, spokesperson for Climate Justice Taranaki. ... More >>

Forum For Offshore Wind, Hydrogen Export Not Carbon Zero

Friday, 26 November 2021, 6:58 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

A two day Offshore Future Energy Forum started today in New Plymouth and is being labelled by local group Climate Justice Taranaki as going “against a carbon zero future, towards an Ara Mate”. The event is organised by Venture Taranaki and Ara ... More >>

Fast-tracking Hiringa-Ballance Kapuni Hydrogen Project

Monday, 4 October 2021, 7:21 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

The Environmental Protection Authority is processing the consents application lodged jointly by Hiringa Energy and Ballance Agri-Nutrients under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020. The project aims to establish a so-called green ... More >>

Climate Justice Coalition To Protest Big Polluters In Taranaki

Monday, 20 September 2021, 12:10 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

“If the government won’t rise up for climate justice, we will” says Emily Bailey from Climate Justice Taranaki, which is gathering with a coalition of social justice and environmental groups from across Aotearoa to protest in Taranaki during ... More >>

Groups Launch Petition To Ban All New Fossil Fuel Expansion By 2022

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 6:18 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

Over twenty groups so far, representing communities across Aotearoa directly affected by mining and drilling alongside iwi representatives, students, environment and health organisations such as Coal Action Aotearoa Network, Climate Justice Taranaki, Taranaki ... More >>

Taranaki Community Transition Plan Wants Fossil Fuel Phase Out By 2030

Friday, 9 April 2021, 9:51 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

A new just transition plan released today by Climate Justice Taranaki calls for a major shift towards a domestic economy and away from exports and imports in a phase out of fossil fuels by 2030. The document focuses on Aotearoa’s three main greenhouse ... More >>

Climate Justice Taranaki Celebrates 10 Years With Next 10 Year Downshift Plan

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 6:00 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

"When we started Climate Justice Taranaki 10 years ago, we were sitting at 390 parts per million of atmospheric CO2. Since then, countless permits and resource consents have been handed out by Taranaki councils and the Environmental Protection ... More >>

Todd Energy’s Plan To Drill Two Dozen New Wells In Tikorangi A Slap In The Face

Friday, 11 December 2020, 2:29 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

In a recent community meeting in Tikorangi, Todd Energy announced its plan to drill 24 new wells at Mangahewa C and D wellsites. It makes a mockery of the government’s climate emergency declaration just a week ago. “Todd’s proposal to expand the ... More >>

OMV Offshore Drilling A Threat To The Climate

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 11:30 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

"Recent reports of Austrian oil drilling giant OMV's plans to keep drilling for fossil fuels off the Taranaki coast is a threat to a stable climate for future generations" says Urs Signer, spokesperson for community group Climate Justice ... More >>

Embarrassing Sponsors For TRC Enviro Awards

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 6:42 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

“The regional council’s annual environment awards tonight at the Devon Hotel are once again sponsored by some of the region’s worst environmental polluters,” says Climate Justice Taranaki spokesperson Elin Arbez. Climate Justice will be demonstrating ... More >>

Open Letter To Minister Megan Woods Re Sale Of The Maari Oil Field

Monday, 21 September 2020, 9:30 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

"We urge the Minister to halt the consent for the transfer of interest and change of operatorship of the Maari oil field from OMV to Jadestone Energy. Decisions on such proposals should not be made, at least until the Crown Minerals Act and other ... More >>

Taranaki Oil And Gas Block Offer Fuelling The Climate Crisis

Friday, 31 July 2020, 6:55 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

"Opening up 2,451 km² of Taranaki land to oil and companies for dirty drilling is fuelling the climate crisis and is the last thing we should be doing in 2020" says Urs Signer, member of community group Climate Justice Taranaki. "Once again, ... More >>

Blockade At Taranaki Fertiliser Factory - Fossil Fertiliser Not Our Future

Monday, 27 July 2020, 11:09 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

Activists from Climate Justice Taranaki and Greenpeace locked on to the Ballance fertiliser plant in Kapuni (South Taranaki) today in protest to the continued use of fossil fuel based fertilisers for industrial farming which is killing the climate, ... More >>

Activists Warn Adern - Hydrogen No Path To Low Carbon Future

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 10:49 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

Members of Climate Justice Taranaki and other community groups gathered with white elephants outside today's launch of the National New Energy Development Centre by Prime Minister Jacinda Adern and Energy Minister Megan Woods. The protesters are ... More >>

No Bond Or Public Liability Insurance Required For Exploratory Oil Drilling

Monday, 18 May 2020, 12:39 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki is extremely disappointed that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has granted OMV Taranaki Limited the green light to drill another ten exploratory wells in the Maui field offshore from Taranaki. “Disturbingly, ... More >>

May 1st Action Calls For Just Recovery, Just Transition For Workers

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 7:20 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

The 1st of May is the International Day of the Worker, with its origins in the struggle to win workers the 8-hour day in the USA in 1886. Few know that New Zealand workers already claimed this right over forty years earlier, thanks to carpenter Samuel Parnell ... More >>

New Film Questions Renewable Energy Future

Saturday, 25 April 2020, 11:22 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

“The film ‘Planet of the Humans’ released on Earth Day this week produced by documentary film-maker Mike Moore, has smashed opened the delusions of all renewable energy being clean or even a path to stop fossil fuel use,” says Emily Bailey of ... More >>

Covid-19 Sparks Systemic Change Beyond ‘shovel-read’ Projects

Monday, 13 April 2020, 11:12 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

Today, Climate Justice Taranaki sent an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and fellow ministers: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Environment Minister David Parker Climate Change Minister James Shaw Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford Infrastructure ... More >>

Bailing-out Oil Companies Must Clean Up Mess

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 8:16 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

"In recent years many oil and gas companies have pulled out of operations in Aoteaora yet current legislative requirements for proper decommissioning and clean up remain grossly inadequate, despite years of government promises to close legislative ... More >>