New List MP for New Zealand Labour Party
Tuesday 12 March
Te Kaitiaki Take
New List MP for New Zealand
The Electoral Commission has
from Auckland to be elected to
Parliament from the New Zealand Labour Party list.
vacancy arises from the resignation from Parliament of
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On Oil Drilling Permits
Yesterday, the government unveiled the latest round of oil permits. Five of them are located onshore in Taranaki and the East Coast, but five are located offshore, in the Reinga-Northland, Taranaki, and Great South Canterbury Basins...
As for one of the other major oil companies controversially engaged in offshore drilling around New Zealand… Anadarko has just gone back to court in the US to challenge the prior court ruling that found it jointly liable (with BP) for the consequences of the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Andarko’s contention – in effect – is that the oil in question moved through the well, but was not discharged by it in a fashion for which BP and Anadarko are liable, under the appropriate reading of the Clean Water Act. More>>