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26/9/12 Auckland: The Brazilian oil company that plans to drill in the deep waters off the East Cape of New Zealand has been accused of negligence by state prosecutors in Brazil.
Auckland, 4 December 2012 - Today’s announcement that Petrobras has pulled out of its deep sea oil drilling plans for New Zealand is a victory for Kiwis opposed to risky deep sea drilling, says Greenpeace.
Auckland 22/6/12: Following the release of the High Court’s judicial review of the decision to grant Petrobras an exploration permit off the East Cape, Greenpeace and te Whanau a Apanui are considering whether or not to appeal.
Auckland, Thursday 26 July 2012: Today in the Tauranga District Court, Justice Treston threw out charges against Elvis Teddy, the fisherman who used his small boat to oppose the Government’s plans to allow deep sea oil drilling in his fishing...
Auckland 15/11/11: Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company that is intending to drill for oil in up to 3100 metres of water off the East Cape, is the part-owner of an oil field northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where a serious oil leak has developed.
Wellington 6/5/12: Two days of hearings in the judicial review of the Government’s decision to award the Brazilian oil major Petrobras a permit to drill in the deep waters off the East Cape have concluded in Wellington.
Eight in 10 New Zealanders think that the brakes should be put on the government’s controversial move to criminalise aspects of peaceful protests at sea.
Greenpeace and te Whānau-ā-Apanui today filed a judicial review challenging the Government’s decision to issue Brazilian oil giant Petrobras a permit for deep sea oil exploration off the East Cape.
The Prime Minister’s statement that the Rena oil spill has nothing to do with the threat from deep sea oil exploration is foolish, says Greenpeace New Zealand.
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