It’s a familiar David and Goliath story: indigenous activists staring down a multinational oil corporation that wants to drill in their territory.
But this time, the oil executives have to listen. Greenpeace holds token shares in the oil company, guaranteeing the Maori delegation the right to speak at Statoil’s annual shareholder meeting. Continue reading
A response to Paal Haremo of Statoil’s article (25 Nov) from the Chief Policy Advisor from Greenpeace NZ Continue reading
Paal Haremo (vice-president of exploration in Statoil) gives the company’s side in the discussion about off-shore oil exploration Continue reading
Seismic mapping for oil in the Arctic Barents Sea, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has been stopped one month ahead of schedule 4 days after Greenpeace exposed it to the media while in New Zealand Norwegian oil company Statoil is due to begin seismic mapping to find oil this summer.. Continue reading
04 Jul 2014 Marine mammal expert Dr Liz Slooten of Otago University has expressed concerns over dangers to whales and dolphins from sonar and seismic exploration for deep sea oil in Statoil’s permit zone off Northland. “Gray’s and Cuvier’s beaked … Continue reading
The Seismic Survey Code of Conduct has been established by the Department of Conservation in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders in marine seismic survey operations in New Zealand (contains a link to the full code).