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A Greenpeace-commissioned report investigating the possible extent of oil spills off New Zealand’s coast has receive widespread media coverage.

The release of the report on Wednesday morning was followed by a flurry of media coverage featuring representatives from Greenpeace, the energy industry and independent experts.

You can find out more about the report and read independent expert commentary collected by the SMC here.

Coverage of the report — and reaction to it — includes:

New Zealand Herald: Blow-up over oil blowout study – National – NZ Herald News
Taranaki Daily News: Oil spill report ‘scaremongering’
MSN News: Oil spill model labelled misleading
TVNZ News: Drilling companies prepared for potential oil blowout
TVNZ News: Nothing to fear from deep sea drilling
TVNZ News: Deep sea oil spill scenarios explained
TVNZ News: Greenpeace warns over oil spill damage
Stuff.co.nz (and Fairfax papers): Oil-spill Projections Paint Big Black Stain
3 News: Oil blowout could have ‘dramatic’ impact
Yahoo! New Zealand: Report highlights deep-sea drilling risk
RadioLIVE: Greenpeace oil spill report “scaremongering” – Petroleum Exploration Association
Radio New Zealand: Oil spill could swamp NZ coastline
NewstalkZB: Report highlights deep-sea drilling risk


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