Oil explorers accused of ‘gaming’ Gisborne resource consents process

Wed, 11 Jul 2012

July 11 (BusinessDesk) - The Environmental Defence Society is considering legal action and accuses Canada’s TAG Oil and its 50/50 Texan partner, Apache Corp, of "effectively gaming the system to make it easier for them to get consent for exploration drilling" in the Gisborne and Hawke's Bay regions. EDS revealed the Gisborne District Council gave no public notification of applications for resource consents issued to TAG and Apache for site establishment works for a drilling platform on a property in Te Karaka. "The consented activities are c...

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