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New Zealand Makes Deal with Shell: Bans Protests Near Oil Rigs

31 May

by APNZ / The New Zealand Herald

protestorsatseaNewly released documents show Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce made a “backroom deal” with oil company Shell over the ban on protesting in the exclusive economic zone, the Labour Party says.

The law change last month banned protesters from demonstrating within 500 metres of ships or oil platforms within New Zealand’s 500km exclusive economic zone.

Penalties include fines of up to $100,000 and a year in prison.

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