Govt doesn’t know if emissions will fall

BY ACT at 24 April, 2018


 

“Despite much fanfare over its decision to ban offshore oil and gas exploration, the Government doesn’t know whether it will lead to lower global greenhouse gas emissions”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods confirmed in response to a written parliamentary question from Mr Seymour that no “specific estimate” of the impact of the Government’s decision on global greenhouse gas emissions had been made.

 

“Jacinda Ardern has said climate change is


Woods caught telling fibs on oil and gas consultation

BY ACT at 24 April, 2018


 

“Industry was kept in the dark over the Government’s oil and gas decision, despite claims to the contrary”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

In response to a written parliamentary question from Mr Seymour, Energy and Resources Megan Woods said no “formal consultation was undertaken with PEPANZ.” 

 

PEPANZ is the industry association for the oil and gas sector.

 

“Woods’ confirmation there was no consultation conflicts with her previous statements.

 

“On Q+A on 22 April, Woods was


Our nuclear-free moment? Or business as usual?

BY ACT at 23 April, 2018


 

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods will today travel to Taranaki to talk to those affected by her Government’s oil and gas decision.

 

The Government’s messages have been either contradictory or dishonest.

 

“The Government is talking out both sides of its mouth”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“On the one hand, we have Jacinda Ardern selling this decision in London and Paris as her generation’s ‘nuclear-free moment’.

 

“But on the


Oil and gas changes show Govt’s brazen arrogance

BY ACT at 12 April, 2018


 

“The Government has shown breathtaking arrogance by keeping the oil and gas industry in the dark over changes to the sector”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Fronting media today, it was abundantly clear that the Government hadn’t consulted the industry on the changes.

 

“The Government has set up about 40 reviews, working groups, or panels, and yet it appears unwilling to consult those who disagree with them on policy.

 

“This is an


Ending offshore exploration is lose-lose

BY ACT at 12 April, 2018


 

“The Government’s decision to end offshore oil and gas exploration will put 11,000 jobs at risk and could harm the environment”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The oil and gas industry creates thousands of jobs, contributes $2.5 billion to the New Zealand economy and $500 million to the Government in royalties each year.

 

“Not only will this policy make us poorer as a country, it will drive production of oil and gas