This month, Norwegian oil company Equinor was asked to resubmit, for a third time, their environmental plan to commence exploratory drilling. Equinor must do so by November 29.
20 November 19
Equinor has once again been forced to resubmit their plan to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight. They have until November 29 to do so.
The exploratory well, due to be drilled next year, will be the deepest offshore well in Australian waters and one of the most remote in the world. It is frontier drilling and there are no guarantees it can be done safely.
Drilling this well will cross a line in the sand with not just those in coastal communities but all Australians. We’ve made it clear in our hundreds of thousands that we do not want our way of life risked by yet another profit-driven fossil fuel project.
These projects are responsible for overheating our home planet and threatening a liveable future for all of us. We need to transition to cleaner, renewable sources of energy.
Opening a giant oil basin in a pristine marine environment is an idea that belongs in a previous century.
The Fight for the Bight is not over, not by a long shot. The Bight must stay wild and free.
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – THIS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23
Patagonia Australia has been supporting the Fight for the Bight campaign since 2017, working with the Wilderness Society through our environmental grant program.
At this critical time, we are supporting Surfrider Foundation Australia and the Great Australian Bight Alliance’s National Day of Action. Over 50 paddle-out protests are currently being organised, from Exmouth, WA, to Townsville, QLD.