Activist groups plan to disrupt 2017 oil summit in Taranaki

Posted: February 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Now that TPP is dead, we’re busy organising a welcome for the NZ Petroleum Conference – the kind they deserve. The oil industry moved it to sleepy New Plymouth thinking no one would notice. How wrong they were.

Climate Justice Taranaki

Groups campaigning on climate change, fracking, oil and gas drilling and social justice from across Aotearoa have announced plans to disrupt the New Zealand Petroleum Conference in March this year.

The People’s Climate Rally is being organised by a coalition of groups including Climate Justice Taranaki, Frack Free, Oil Free Wellington, Greenpeace New Zealand and 350 Aotearoa.

The two-day event, on March 22 and 23, will include peaceful protest, workshops, and entertainment for people of all ages that promotes a world without fossil fuels in order to curb the looming climate catastrophe.

The target is the NZ Petroleum Conference, held over the same time in New Plymouth, which will see hundreds of delegates from oil and gas companies meet to discuss oil exploration opportunities in New Zealand.

Sponsored by government agency NZ Petroleum & Minerals (NZPAM), the annual conference is also attended by domestic decision makers including the Minister of…

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