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David Macleod and TRC: Revoke resource consents allowing contaminated drilling wastes to be imported and spread on Taranaki land.

District and regional councils around the North Island are granting resource consents for oil exploration with the provision that contaminated wastes are transported out of their regions and dumped in Taranaki. This is unsafe and irresponsible; David Macleod, Chairman of Taranaki Regional Council must act to protect Taranaki land, water and people. Taranaki is a food producing region, not a toxic waste dump, let’s help to keep it this way.
http://i.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/8441503/Tararua-exploration-waste-heading-for-Taranaki
Examples of what will be dumped can be found here in TAG Oils application to GRC.http://gdc.govt.nz/tag-oil-and-apache-corporation-resource-consent-application/

This is a link to information about the drilling and fracking of Taranaki.. It is very well presented and easy to follow. http://climatejusticetaranaki.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/review-of-hydraulic-fracturing-fracking-in-taranaki.pdf

Campbell live report on the problem

http://www.3news.co.nz/Cows-could-be-grazing-on-landfill/tabid/817/articleID/300104/Default.aspx

This petition was delivered to:
  • Chairperson, Taranaki Regional Council
    David Macleod
  • Councillor, Taranaki Regional Council
    Peter Horton
  • Councillor,Taranaki Regional Council
    Craig Williamson
  • Councillor, Taranaki Regional Council
    Brian Jeffares
  • Councillor, Taranaki Regional Council
    Neil Walker
  • Councillor, Taranaki Regional Council
    Michael Joyce
  • Councillor, Taranaki Regional Council
    Roger Maxwell
  • Councillor, Taranaki Regional Council
    Michael Davey
  • Councillor, Taranaki Regional Council
    Tom Cloke
  • Councillor, Taranaki Regional Council
    Moira Irving
  • Deputy Chairperson, Taranaki Regional Council
    David Lean
  • CEO Taranaki Regional Council
    Basil Chamberlain


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