After years of failed attempts and multiple knocked backs from the regulating authority, BP have finally dropped their plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight. Now it’s time to protect this natural wonder from oil and gas exploration once and for all.
Even though BP have finally pulled out, other companies like Chevron, Santos and Karoon Gas Australia are lining up to drill in the Bight. South Australians understand that we can’t allow that to happen because the risks are just too great.
The entire South Australian coast along with sections of Victoria, WA, Tasmania and NSW are all in the firing line if we have a Gulf of Mexico style disaster in the Bight. A spill would be devastating for the environment and marine life as well as thousands of fisheries and tourism jobs across the country.
The Greens have a Bill before the Senate that would permanently protect the Great Australian Bight from companies that are trying to drill for oil and gas. It’s time that Bill was supported, so that this precious natural environment can be protected for generations to come.
Sign the petition here.