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Dunedin is Smarter Than This

Dunedin is Smarter Than This

Oil Free Otago have slammed Anadarko's announcement that the company will be having confidential briefings with selected people in Dunedin this week.

“Deep sea drilling is of interest to the whole community, not just a select few. Anadarko should be made to front up to the people of New Zealand. Everyone has the right to know what’s going on,” Oil Free Otago spokeswoman Niamh O’Flynn said.

Anadarko representatives are due to confidentially brief various parties in Dunedin this week, in closed door meetings, with an assessment of their findings from exploratory drilling in the Canterbury Basin about 60km off Taiaroa Head.
“Why is this company behaving so secretly?” Ms O’Flynn asked. “Their track record does not inspire trust.”

Anadarko were one quarter owners in the world’s worst oil tragedy, the Deepwater Horizon disaster, in the Gulf of Mexico. Last year they were found guilty of deliberately avoiding environmental liabilities in the Tronox chemical company scam.

"Regardless of their findings, Dunedin is smarter than this” said Ms O’Flynn. “Why are we dealing in oil and gas with a company like Anadarko, when we could be leading the way to a clean energy future?”


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