Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern bans oil exploration

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is defending her Government’s dramatic ban on offshore oil exploration, saying the transition to a zero-carbon economy “must start somewhere” and promising that no jobs will be lost.

  • Isaac Davison
  • NZ Herald

“Unless we make decisions today that will essentially take effect in 30 or more years’ time, we run the risk of acting too late and causing abrupt shocks to communities and our country,” she said at a press conference in Wellington this morning.

Kole 3c“I have seen that happen once in the 1980s and I don’t want to see that again.”

The ban on new offshore oil and gas permits is effective immediately, but will not affect existing permits or…

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