Gathering protests Great South Basin drilling

PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
About 30 members and supporters of Oil Free Otago assembled on St Clair Beach on Saturday, as part of the global Hands Across the Sand event.

Organised to commemorate the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the rally doubled as a protest against Austrian oil company OMV, which plans to drill a series of exploration and appraisal wells off the Otago coast in the Great South Basin.

Comments

So despite the best efforts of certain DCC councilors, here we see the extent of the no oil supporters in Dunedin.
I wonder how many of the 30 traveled to the beach in any form of vehicle? Because none of those vehicles would move without oil. Bikes, buses and even electric cars all use oil just to keep the wheels spinning.
It is amazingly hard for some people to grasp reality.

Good on them for at least doing something. The planet is dying due to pollution from fossil fuels. As they say, there is no fool like a fossil fuels fool.
It is amazingly hard for some people to grasp reality.

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