At a public meeting in Taranaki a night ago, Gareth Hughes was persistently asked by the audience to provide evidence of groundwater contamination due to the use of fraccing procedures by petroleum exploration companies.
Mr Hughes was unable to provide the evidence. Rather than answer the question, Mr. Hughes continually directed the discussion off the subject to fringe areas such as fossil fuel use and global warming.
When the heckler persisted in asking for evidence, Mr. Hughes threatened to eject him from the meeting, whereupon the questioner left voluntarily in disgust at Mr. Hughes’s constant evasion.
It became clear during the meeting that the Green Party opposition to fraccing is really motivated by their disapproval of fossil fuel use and their promotion of the global warming scam.
The Greens make stuff up about fraccing as a means to stop the sin (as they see it) of petroleum drilling. There is no evidence in NZ of fraccing operations (carried out by petroleum companies) contaminating groundwater. Mr Hughes knows this is a fact but would not admit it.
The meeting was preceded by a film addressing problems with the coal seam gas industry in Queensland, which is an industry far removed in techniques and methods from the petroleum drilling industry in NZ. The Green Party is lying to the NZ public by trying to present the two industries as the same.
The whole meeting was driven by this weak and deceitful propaganda, and Mr Hughes’s evasion was clear evidence that the Green Party’s anti-fraccing campaign is itself under pinned by a web woven from propaganda lies and scare mongering.
The Greens are opposed to fossil fuel use and telling lies about fraccing to further this opposition. This is all the whole anti-fraccing campaign is about.
I warn the NZ public, don’t be sucked in by the lies and propaganda of these deceitful charlatans and propagandists.
When it comes to facts, they have nothing. Gareth Hughes proved that beyond doubt in Taranaki last night.