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10/29/2018 Member News
If the oil and gas ban is really a good idea, why are they rushing it through?

If the oil and gas ban is really a good idea, why are they rushing it through?

Cameron Madgwick
The Spin Off


Submissions on the proposed law to end new offshore oil and gas exploration have revealed a host of problems, says Cameron Madgwick, CEO of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of NZ.

The phrase “a week is a long time in politics” seems very timely after a week of hearings on the proposed law to end new offshore oil and gas exploration.

Just one week was allowed for public hearings as it was rammed through parliament’s Environment Select Committee. As we said in our submission: “That you attempt to rush it through gives the impression you are not proud of what you are doing.”

While many people were distracted by other issues in politics, we learned a few things listening to the public submissions.We now know that removing natural gas will increase electricity prices and the cost of living for all New Zealanders.

Read more:
https://www.thespinoff.co.nz/politics/29-10-2018/if-the-oil-and-gas-ban-is-really-a-good-idea-why-are-they-rushing-it-through/