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 drilling (Riches, or ruin? Reassurance is vital, Oct 25).
I could not agree more. But unfortunately, the debate about deep-sea oil drilling in our waters has been far, far too absent of facts and figures.
The reason? The oil industry and the Government have been keeping information hidden. They have compiled information about the potential impact an oil spill may have.
They will have modelled spills, and projected how long it would take to stop such a disaster happening.
This is all hugely important. And, if we are to have a frank and open discussion, it's vital f... Read more >