FORMBY Bay Environmental Action Group and Daly Head Surfing Reserve volunteers are joining other coastal communities across the state to again voice their opposition to deep-sea drilling in the Great Australian Bight.
Communities across Australia are coming together to #FightfortheBight this Saturday the 20th May. Australia is holding a record number of Hands Across the Sand events from Ceduna to Wollongong!
Events are being held at:
- Glenelg Beach, Adelaide, SA
- Town beach, Port Lincoln, SA
- Town Jetty, Ceduna, SA
- Berry Bay, Yorke Peninsula, SA
- St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, VIC
- Sisters Beach, TAS
- Bellerive Beach, Hobart, TAS
- Austinmer Beach, Wollongong, NSW
Check out the Great Australian Bight Alliance Facebook page for more details of each event.
Source: The Advertiser
A WORST-CASE scenario oil spill — with no clean up response — from BP’s proposed offshore oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight would definitely result in shorelines along the South Australian coast being affected, new research shows.
A decision on the plan, to drill two oil wells in waters up to 2250m deep, starting late this year, was yesterday pushed back by 10 days by the Federal Government’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA).
The Bob Brown Foundation has joined a national alliance of environment organisations to fight off the impending arrival of the world's biggest oil rig in the Great Australian Bight. The rig, currently nearing completion in South Korea, is due in the Bight in October after which BP intends to drill thousands of metres under the 2000 metres deep Bight.
Uncle Bunna Lawrie, a Mirning elder and Whale Dreamer from the Nullarbor coast teaches us about ‘Mirrdinjar’ through words and song. “Mirrdinjar is about honouring respect for the ocean and Earth and thanking it for all it provides.” As BP develop their plans to drill for oil off the Nullarbor coast, Uncle Bunna Lawrie reminds us that the Earth, land and sea, are integrated and need to be looked after for all to survive.
This was filmed on land traditionally owned by the Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples, proud members of the Kulin nation. Filmed by Stacey Chilcott for Green Collar Productions 2016.
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Full media release here