red flame: gas/oil production stations
red pin: deep well injection sites
green pin: “land farms” and land treatment sites.
source: Climate Justice Taranaki
We Have Been Invaded
As you can see from the above map, pristine Taranaki dairyland has been totally invaded and colonized by foreign oil and gas companies. New Zealand’s lax regulatory environment has produced a feeding frenzy. Eager to offshore as much profit as possible, they have transformed our clean green countryside into an industrial site.
A recent report by the New Zealand Commissioner for the Environment is highly critical of both Taranaki Regional Council (TRC) and New Plymouth District Council for their failure to regulate foreign energy companies in accordance with existing New Zealand law.
The PCE, bless her, makes the link between fracking and climate change front and center in her report. In her introduction, she questions…
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