Every Kiwi Should see this.
John flew out over the gulf in a light plane and captured the event as it was unfolding resulting in some amazing footage and images of the worst environmental disaster in America's history.His presentation contains some blunt warnings and important lessons for New Zealand as we consider the threat of deep sea oil drilling in our waters in the near future.
If you would like to download this video for use in your own presentations and public meetings you can get it here http://greenpe.ac/DownloadJohnWathen
John Wathen is an award winning photo journalist who recently toured Aotearoa recounting his experience both on the ground and in the air documenting the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
It was a wild and beautiful ride on Taitu's maiden voyage from Wellington to Napier as our intrepid crew head North to confront Statoil and Chevron's reckless oil exploration.
We are the generation that ends oil.
Get on board - because when we stand together, we always win.
Today around 200 people blockaded the oil industry conference in New Plymouth, Taranaki preventing delegates from entering the venue for almost six hours.
As if nothing were sacred, precious pockets of conservation land, threatened species, rare wetlands - and even national treasures like Lake Tekapo and Pupu Spings are threatened by industrial dairying's insatiable thirst for water.
Industrial dairy farming in New Zealand is causing big problems for our rivers. Several big new irrigation schemes will drive further expansion and more pollution of our waterways. Click here to take action now: http://greenpeace.nz/saveourrivers
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