The Government’s “drill it, mine it, frack it” economic plan for New Zealand is a lazy gamble that belies a lack a vision.
If you needed proof we are in the post-peak oil, extreme energy age one need just look at where the Government is going for their next fix. The Government has recently announced the first tranche of the MoBIE Science and Investment Round which included $3.2 million funding for gas hydrate exploration.
Has anyone seen the Minister of Conservation, Kate Wilkinson? Maybe we should send out a search party because she is missing in action. She’s clearly not doing her job which is using her powers to protect threatened species. On her watch we are seeing the critically endangered Maui’s dolphins and the New Zealand Sea Lion on a fast-track to extinction.