In a breathtaking display of hypocrisy, John Key is preparing to dish out new oil exploration permits - mere days after returning from the Paris climate change conference.
It’s expected that the Government will announce the latest round of these oil ‘block offers’ before the end of the year.
While in Parliament you can’t call someone a hypocrite, what other word can you use to describe a Prime Minister who stands on the world stage and says he cares about climate change and then comes home to approve plans to find and burn huge stores of underground carbon?
Key’s job should be to present a tangible plan to help combat climate change and protect our children’s future – but it seems he didn’t get the memo.
Instead, he’s hell bent on dolling out permits to look for the very oil that we can... Read more >