NEWS CENTRE

Here in our news section, you’ll find stories and the latest updates about our various projects. The attention these articles draw is testament to the significance of the work we're doing for the environment. Take a look at our featured pieces below and let us know what you think about our efforts.

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THE GUARDIAN: NEW ZEALAND OFFSHORE DRILLING RIG PROMPTS FURIOUS BACKLASH FROM CLIMATE ACTIVISTS

November 13, 2021

An article on new offshore oil rigs amidst our law suit.

NOUVELLES DU MONDE, FRANCE: NEW ZEALAND STUDENTS SUE ENERGY MINISTER OVER OIL AND GAS PERMIT DECISION

November 10, 2021

An article on the legal action available in French.

PODERY GLORIA, TURKEY: NEW ZEALAND STUDENTS SUE ENERGY MINISTER OVER OIL AND GAS PERMIT DECISION | NEW ZEALAND

November 13, 2021

An article on the legal action available in Turkish.

OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY: NEW ZEALAND STUDENTS SUE MINISTER OVER OIL AND GAS LICENSES

November 10, 2021

A group of students from New Zealand has served Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods with a lawsuit condemning the approval of new oil and gas exploration licenses.

RNZ: STUDENTS TAKE GOVT TO COURT OVER ONSHORE OIL EXPLORATION

November 11, 2021

A group of law students is taking the government to court for approving two new onshore oil and gas exploration. Students for Climate Solutions co-founder Ri Comer spoke to Corin Dann.

RNZ, SOMEDAY STORIES 2021: A FRACKING TOUR OF TARANAKI

September 20, 2021

A short documentary highlighting an environmental catastrophe persisting in Aotearoa’s backyard - the expansion of oil and natural gas operations in Taranaki that follows Sarah Roberts of Taranaki Energy Watch

RNZ: UN CALL FOR HIGHER EMISSIONS TARGETS DOESN'T APPLY TO NEW ZEALAND - JAMES SHAW

November 11, 2021

Shaw stated that New Zealand had already improved its targets just before COP26 had been convened, and argued the government's present target was realistic. However the lawsuit filed by SFCS highlighted that new oil permits being granted with one to go contradicts the present domestic target.

RENEWS: STUDENTS ARE SUING THE GOVERNMENT FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION IN TARANAKI

November 11, 2021

Students for Climate Solutions filed a judicial review in the High Court at Wellington on Tuesday 9 November for a decision by Minister of Energy and Resources Megan Woods to grant two on-shore oil and gas exploration permits in Taranaki.

STUFF: COP26: JAMES SHAW SAYS CLIMATE LAWSUIT WILL BE 'VERY INTERESTING'

November 11, 2021

Student action against the Government’s decision to issue oil and gas exploration permits is a “healthy” way to test the system, says Climate Change Minister James Shaw.

NEWSHUB: JAMES SHAW URGES WORLD LEADERS AT COP26 TO ACT 'RIGHT NOW' ON CLIMATE BUT BACK IN NZ STUDENTS SUE OVER OIL AND GAS PERMITS

November 10, 2021

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has urged world leaders in Glasgow to act "right now" to reduce emissions, but back home in New Zealand students are taking legal action over oil and gas permits issued by the Government.

MAGICTALK: STUDENTS SUING MEGAN WOODS OVER DECISION TO GRANT NEW ONSHORE OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION PERMITS

November 10, 2021

LISTEN: Co-Director of Students for Climate Solutions Lachlan Craig talks to Lloyd Burr Live about the planned legal action they are taking against the government.

STUFF: COP26: STUDENTS SUE MEGAN WOODS OVER OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION

November 10, 2021

Students for Climate Solutions served Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods with the lawsuit as a crucial United Nations climate summit entered its final days in Glasgow.

THE GUARDIAN: NEW ZEALAND STUDENTS SUE ENERGY MINISTER OVER OIL AND GAS PERMITS DECISION

November 9, 2021

A group of law students have filed a lawsuit at Wellington’s high court against New Zealand’s minister of energy over her decision to grant two new onshore oil and gas exploration permits just six months after the government declared a climate emergency