The Rena oil spill is an environmental catastrophe. The effects on the local environment, community and economy will be felt for a long time. It has shown how impossible it is to deal with an oil spill and should be clear evidence for the New Zealand Government that its plans to open NZ waters to deep sea oil drilling should be dropped.

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This Is What a 90,000-Gallon Oil Spill Looks Like

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 16, 2016

Earlier this week, almost 90,000 gallons of crude oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico near Shell’s Brutus drilling platform. New photos taken on Saturday show that it’s not a pretty sight. Two days after it was initially reported,...

This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | June 7, 2015

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite chocolate treat and deforestation in Indonesia – but when you zoom out a little, the...

Deep-sea drilling does not add up to a win

Blog entry by Simon Boxer | October 30, 2013

Oil companies and the Government need to be more open about the potential effects of an oil spill , writes Greenpeace's Simon Boxer. There is no substitute for facts and figures," thundered the Dominion Post leader on deep-sea...

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What can I do?

Click here to see what you can do to help, and what Greenpeace is doing.

A public health warning has been issued and people are advised to avoid skin contact with the oil, water and shoreline until further notice. "No shellfish and fin fish should be eaten from waters with visible oil contamination."

To join the BOP Regional Council clean-up operation visit:
www.boprc.govt.nz

For more general information visit:

Maritime New Zealand website Tauranga Incident page

 

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