And they think they can work together?
The left scrapping continued yesterday… this time over deep sea oil drilling and the Petrobras decision to quit the East Coast.
Current Labour Leader David Shearer said:
“His party supported deep sea drilling as long as appropriate safeguards and criteria were met. Deep sea drilling could help New Zealand’s economy.”
But Green Energy spokesman and anti-growth zealot Gareth Hughes issued this statement…
The Green Party welcomed news that Petrobras has abandoned its plans to conduct risky deep sea oil drilling in New Zealand and says it shows the Government’s plans for deep sea drilling are collapsing.
“The Government’s deep sea drilling plans have so far failed, and it’s just as well. Petroleum development, including deep sea drilling, is the wrong focus for our economy, said Green Party energy spokesperson Gareth Hughes.
“We can create a smart, green economy by moving away from risky extractive activities like deep sea oil drilling, and towards renewable energy and clean-tech jobs,” said Mr Hughes.
Good grief, imagine the boy MP as energy minister…he is so anti-progress he’d re-open buggy whip manufacturing as a clean-tech industry.
Green jobs are what happen when the liver excretes bright green bile into the small intestine…..if you think green jobs are good, you seriously need to be clubbed like baby seal.