Lucy Lawless is protesting by climbing up the tall part of a ship. She wants to stop Shell for prospecting for oil and as part of a group of protestors has boarded a ship in Port Taranaki today.
Protestors including Ms Lawless climbed aboard prospecting ship The Noble Discoverer en route to the Artic at 7.am and are now refusing to leave. From the Taranaki Daily News.
Lawless: "As a mother and a human being I find that absolutely reprehensible. I believe we have to clean this up and take care of this burden so our children wont have to".
What a load of bunk you speak Xena. Oil has underpinned most of the scientific discoveries that has served modern civilisation. Running out of this useful substance would be frackin' awful. The climate change doomsayers would have us believe that we need to switch to sunshine power to save our souls as peak oil hit a decade ago and we are deluding ourselves by avoiding the inevitable.
I bet Lucy uses a car regularly and her kids have access to IPads.
Hypocrite. Does she suggest that after she has had the best of 'Oil', others should forgo access to technology enabled by oil?
You know? Without oil, vibrators would've remained on the drawing board.
I admired you for your role in Xena Lucy. It's not often you see women in empowering roles. But now your message endangers the economy of my hometown.
I understand the imperative for Lawless; surely after participating in an ancient weapon wielding, primative tool utilizing filmset, everyday life must seem boring. An an opportunity to wage protest must be far more entertaining than sitting home embroidering ones knickers.
But Xena, what the frack about the environment do you know apart from Green slogans? They sound good, but are they substantiated?
Xena, It is only local jobs that you are hurting and sunshine power is nowhere near powering my car let alone my healthy skepticism. I know several people employed in the Taranaki oil industry and they will leave for Australia if the likes of you have your way.
And if oil were really that bad, God would have sent his thunderbolts to the ground well before man invented C.H.I.P.S. (The California Highway Patrol.)
A lot of the green information about oil is pure hysteria. I watched Gasland with some trepidation. If you see this movie it is impossible to dispel the image of tapwater going on fire allegedly because of fracking practices. This has since been debunked: the water went on fire because of the batural gas naturally ocuring in this water bore; the makers of Gasland knew this and refused to acknowledge it. Oil is a political, not a moral football. It pays to be sensible with our earth's environment. We live in a closed system. We don't want to be climate change enablers. But we risk losing sight of the scenery: