In February 2013 we sailed through the Cook Strait on the Rainbow Warrior, very close to where Texan oil company Anadarko wants to carry out high risk deep sea oil drilling in the Pegasus Basin.
We had just been to the Auckland Islands to draw attention to the best of what is at stake if we allow deep sea oil drilling to proceed. But as we sailed towards Wellington we were met by an enormous pod of dolphins and they reminded us that all around NZ we have an astonishingly rich ecology that is too precious to risk.So right there, on the bridge of the Rainbow Warrior, we made a pledge to resist, with every peaceful means available to us, the threat of deep sea oil. And we called Anadarko in Texas to tell them exactly that.This is a video of our message to Anadarko. You can take action by sending your own message to Anadarko here: http://act.gp/Yz65kiTogether we can Stop Deep Sea Oil.
On the bridge of the Rainbow Warrior, we made a pledge to resist, with every peaceful means available to us, the threat of deep sea oil. And we called Anadarko in Texas to tell them exactly that.
It was a wild and beautiful ride on Taitu's maiden voyage from Wellington to Napier as our intrepid crew head North to confront Statoil and Chevron's reckless oil exploration.
We are the generation that ends oil.
Get on board - because when we stand together, we always win.
Today around 200 people blockaded the oil industry conference in New Plymouth, Taranaki preventing delegates from entering the venue for almost six hours.
As if nothing were sacred, precious pockets of conservation land, threatened species, rare wetlands - and even national treasures like Lake Tekapo and Pupu Spings are threatened by industrial dairying's insatiable thirst for water.
Industrial dairy farming in New Zealand is causing big problems for our rivers. Several big new irrigation schemes will drive further expansion and more pollution of our waterways. Click here to take action now: http://greenpeace.nz/saveourrivers
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