Dunedin Television|On Demand - Freeview|HD Channel 39 - Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

United States academic talks pros and cons of oil in the community

A United States academic says hosting the oil industry can bring benefits to a community.

But she says those companies also use their money to soften criticism in communities that can become quickly overwhelmed with rapid change.

As the industry heads to the Otago coast its arrival here, and the response from locals, will give her plenty of research material to take back home.

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