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OIL AND WHALES DON'T MIX

Oil giant Equinor has released their so-called Environmental Plan, the next step in the process to starting risky oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight.

The Great Australian Bight is where majestic whales go every year to feed, play and raise their young. It has the highest concentration of dolphins anywhere in the world. And 85% of the animal, fish and plant species in the Bight aren’t found anywhere else.

A place this important needs permanent protection from risky deepwater oil drilling.

TAKE ACTION. EMAIL THE ENVIRONMENT MINISTER NOW.

A SPILL IN THE BIGHT WOULD BE DEVASTATING

Imagine Bondi, Bells Beach, Wine Glass Bay, Kangaroo Island or Esperance smothered in toxic black oil. That same oil would suffocate the whales, dolphins and fish of the Bight, causing death and irreversible harm. The Australian Government has the power to stop this from happening and permanently protect the Bight from oil drilling - but the minister needs to know it’s a top priority for all of us.

Equinor's own documents show a spill from its proposed drilling site could wash up anywhere from Western Australia to Sydney.

Equinor’s well would be drilled in water almost a kilometre deeper than Deepwater Horizon well, making any problems much harder to fix. Oil in Bight is just too risky.

To Melissa Price, Environment Minister, and Tony Burke, Shadow Environment Minister:

I am strongly opposed to oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight - Australia’s whale nursery. I call on you to provide permanent protection from oil drilling for the Bight.

Minister
Melissa
Price
Federal Department of the Environment
Mr
Tony
Burke
Federal Department of the Environment

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