“Frack Off” - Statement from MANA Leader Hone Harawira
Statement from MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau
Wednesday 28th November
Yesterday the Parliamentary Commissioner for the
Environment released a report titled “Evaluating the
Environment Impacts of Fracking in New Zealand”.
Dr Wright highlighted a number of concerns about the
practise of fracking including that current regulatory
measures are inadequate.
Maori throughout the country
have expressed major concerns about opening up our seas and
land to oil companies. Most, if not all of those concerns,
are centred around fracking.
From Te Whanau a Apanui, to
Ngai Tahu, to my neck of the woods in Nga Puhi, I have not
heard one Maori say they support fracking.
threat of contaminating underground water or even worse,
causing earthquakes, is too great a risk for Maori and many
MANA support the Greens call for a moratorium on
the practise and urges Dr Wright to tell the government and
oil companies to “frack off!” until they can prove it is
safe and the government gets its act together with proper
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