Source: ACT Party
Headline: Woods caught telling fibs on oil and gas consultation
“Industry was kept in the dark over the Government’s oil and gas decision, despite claims to the contrary”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
In response to a written parliamentary question from Mr Seymour, Energy and Resources Megan Woods said no “formal consultation was undertaken with PEPANZ.”
PEPANZ is the industry association for the oil and gas sector.
“Woods’ confirmation there was no consultation conflicts with her previous statements.
“On Q+A on 22 April, Woods was asked by Corin Dann: ‘Did you consult with them? Did you talk to them? I mean, the argument is that you didn’t.’ Woods replied: ‘Oh, well, that’s simply not the case.’
“We now know that statement was false.
“This Government is currently consulting dozens of industries, but it was too arrogant to talk to the oil and gas sector for fear that would spoil its publicity stunt.
“Instead of facing up to the people of Taranaki, or talking to the industry, Jacinda Ardern swanned off to London and Paris to gain the approval of her fellow world leaders.
“That symbolises perfectly the arrogance of the Ardern administration”, says Mr Seymour.