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No oil drilling or seismic testing in Great Australian Bight.

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Equinor has submitted an environment plan to drill for fossil fuels in the Great Australian Bight.

The Great Australian Bight is a vital home and breeding ground for southern right whales, endangered pygmy blue whales and southern blue-fin tuna. It’s an essential feeding ground for endangered sea lions, great white sharks, migratory sperm whales and many other species of marine animals.  It shelters Leafy Sea Dragons, seals, many species of sharks and dolphins. Around 85 % of all the marine species that are found in the Bight occur nowhere else on the planet, and they need the delicate balance of this specific ecosystem to survive.

3RD UPDATE 

NOPSEMA approved Equinor's second submission to drill in the Bight.

On the 18th of December they released a statement saying they have approved the second of four approvals.

You can view the article here:

https://www.nopsema.gov.au/news-and-publications/latest-news/media-release/2019/12/18/equinor-receives-second-of-four-approvals-for-exploration-in-the-great-australian-bight/

Why won't our government listen???

I will keep fighting, and keep this petition open. We must make our voices heard.

EDIT - They have submitted AGAIN!

On 29 November 2019, Equinor resubmitted its environment plan for proposed drilling in the Great Australian Bight, and NOPSEMA will now resume its assessment of the proposal. The next decision point is scheduled to occur by 30 December 2019. 

https://www.nopsema.gov.au/news-and-publications/stromlo-1-exploration-drilling-program/?fbclid=IwAR0_n8VE8HiWmAmF7D7gK5glye5ySWyNkEgTVVxB7j5ftKPnXl9TPI7NC7o

This petition will stay open until the decision has been made. If NOPSEMA wrongly decide to approve the plan to drill - I will be sending this petition to government to escalate the issue and illustrate the massive public disapproval.

They released the original plan open to Public comment - they had 18 months to prepare this, and they are only giving the public 30 DAYS to comment on it and make any opposition known.

NOPSEMA did not approve the plans. They have now resubmitted them.

We need to stop this!

Please sign this petition, and make your comments in opposition to this plan known!

This is an ecological disaster waiting to happen. They let one company start to drill.. where will it end?

Drilling for oil, seismic testing and removal of fossil fuel from this fragile Eco system is pure greed.

Destroying this natural wonder, killing it's marine life and contributing to global warming for a handful of greedy humans to make more money is pointless insanity, as soon, none of us will have a planet earth to call home.



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