I normally don’t link to or repeat anything corporate whore Matthew Hooton has to say, but he redeemed himself a little over the Roastbusters issue.
He has written an article at NBR about Greenpeace, declaring that Greenpeace does not speak for him.
They were there, they said, for everyone.
This week, Greenpeace chief executive Bunny McDiarmid led a self-described flotilla to try to stop Texas-based company Anadarko from exploring for oil off the West Coast of the North Island. The effort, according to Ms McDiarmid, was “in defence of our oceans, future generations, our climate and our coastline.”
Her sidekick, former Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons, went further, claiming to speak for all living creatures.
Both insist Anadarko is not welcome in our waters.
For a sailing nation – sometimes said to have more boats than people – the flotilla was surprisingly small. Of the thousands of vessels at Westhaven, Chaffers Marina and elsewhere in the North Island, only six set out. Of them, only one tried to get close, Greenpeace’s Vega, co-skippered this time by Ms McDiarmid and Ms Fitzsimons. Read more »