Did Greens veto original oil and gas plan?

BY ACT at 5 June, 2018


 

Emails released today by the Government show James Shaw may have vetoed the Government’s original plan for a moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“It appears the original plan was for the ‘Interim [Climate Change] Committee [to] gather evidence and analysis relevant to the role of future offshore oil and gas exploration in the context of the Government’s net-zero carbon target by 2050’.

 

“No new offshore


Former student politicians ignore Cabinet rules

BY ACT at 5 June, 2018


 

The former student politicians running the Government have simply ignored the important principle that significant decisions should be decided collectively by Cabinet, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The Cabinet Manual states that significant and controversial issues “must be submitted to Cabinet”. 

 

“Without any advice and without talking to those affected, three people have decided the fate of an industry. That is no way to run a government. 

 

“Just when New Zealanders thought


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