Frack and drill report reveals cowboy approach
Frack and drill report reveals cowboy
Auckland, 4 June 2014 - Greenpeace New
Zealand Programme Director Carmen Gravatt comments on the
findings in the report ‘Drilling for oil and gas in New
Zealand’ released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for
the Environment Jan Wright today.
“The report is yet
another indictment of the government’s cowboy approach
when it comes to protecting our precious land and water as
it pursues its agenda to frack, drill and mine at any
“The government’s short-term pursuit of dirty
fossil fuels has blinded them to the massive potential of
clean technology to create thousands of jobs for New
“It’s clear that regulations around
fracking are totally inadequate. There must be an immediate
ban on this industry in New
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