“This government is very clear, we won't let cowboys operate here in New Zealand”. That’s what our Prime Minister John Key said as he welcomed a wagon trail of ten gallon hat-wearing oil executives in Auckland this week.
The thing is, Key is bending over backwards to welcome cowboy oil operators to our waters. And you don’t get more cowboy than one particular Texan company.
The company is Anadarko and they were heavily involved in the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. It was the worst environmental disaster in American history.
An investigation published yesterday exposes just how involved they were. They were up to their oily elbows in the disaster.
The dirty dossier against them is compelling. The Government's crackdown on our proud tradition of protest at sea lo... Read more >