NewZealand and GreenPeace kick some Fossil Ass

HIGH FIVE TO ALL NEW ZEALANDERS INVOLVED!

brave bunch of people 🙂 against Statoil and Chevron.

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src: http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/press/oily-people-send-warning-over/

searching for oil with underwater blasts
searching for oil with underwater seismic blasting ship http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/blog/cease-and-desist-message-delivered-to-seismic/blog/58481/ does it force whales to strand?

Cape Farewell is a headland in New Zealand 400 pilot whales who have become stranded at Farewell Spit in Golden Bay. pic.twitter.com/6CEaCwe6Qo

Scientists alarmed by ‘seismic blasting’ by oil industry in the Arctic Ocean

Greenland Sea, 24 August 2015 – Firing seismic airguns to find new oil reserves in the Arctic Ocean is ‘alarming’ and could seriously injure whales and other marine life, according to a new scientific review. The oil industry is increasingly looking towards the region as climate change melts large areas of Arctic sea ice.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/press/releases/2015/Scientists-alarmed-by-seismic-blasting-by-oil-industry-in-the-Arctic-Ocean/

Does that matter to Chevron CEO Watson?

https://www.chevron.com/about/leadership/john-watson

 

 

At least 300 whales found dead in mass stranding on New Zealand beach – Watch

At least 300 pilot whales were found dead on a New Zealand beach and more than 400 whales were found stranded on Friday in .

Hundreds of whales DIE in mass stranding on New Zealand beach

Hundreds of whales have died overnight on a New Zealand beach after a mass stranding thought to be the largest in decades

 

 
Most of the 415 whales that washed up on a narrow sand spit in Golden Bay, New Zealand …
 

300 whales die in mass stranding in New Zealand

New Zealand saw mass beaching of pilot whales on Friday. Volunteers formed a human chain in the water at a remote beach as …

February 9, 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/10/hundreds-whales-die-mass-stranding-new-zealand-beach

The event was held at Muriwai to highlight the fact that Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee is intending to announce the awarding of further petroleum exploration permits by the end of August for oil in the Reinga and Northland coastal zones – which together cover 150,000 square kilometres, an area bigger than the whole of the North Island (1). The expected awarding of further permits to international oil companies is part of a dramatic escalation in planned deep sea oil drilling by the Government. In June this year the Brazilian owned Petrobras oil company was awarded an exploration permit off the East Cape.

„As the ongoing BP Gulf oil disaster demonstrates, deepwater oil drilling is inherently dangerous and accidents can have devastating effects on the marine environment, with huge economic consequences for the tourism and fishing industries. Not to mention the fact that burning oil fuels climate change,“

Trevor Kaukau, who along with 19 other Greenpeace supporters at Muriwai beach covered themselves in ‚oil‘ to send a strong message to the Government to stop its plans for the drilling of new deep water oil wells off New Zealand’s coast.

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Although the company’s representatives were quick to claim the move came as a result of the low a probability of finding oil there, the sudden exit follows years of protest by the Northland community.

The movement in Northland spread like wildfire to the rest of the country, and for the past five years, hikoi and protest against New Zealand’s destructive oil agenda have culminated with a bang at the Government-supported annual petroleum conference in Auckland.“

Source: http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/blog/this-is-not-a-drill/blog/57755/

http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/blog/its-time-to-push-statoil-out-for-good/blog/57740/