Prime Minister stop oil giants drilling for oil in the Bight

Just months before BP was set to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight they pulled the pin on the risky project. This was testament to the incredible defenders who fought for years to stop BP and protect the unique southern coastline.

But the fight is not over, there are 4 other companies waiting to drill for oil in the Bight. We urgently need a ban on all oil drilling in the Bight.  

Please sign this petition today and we'll deliver your voice to Parliament House with thousands of others, together we'll be impossible to ignore.

 

Dear Prime Minister,

We're extremely concerned that your government may allow oil companies to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight.

The Great Australian Bight is a pristine marine environment that supports 36 species of whales and dolphins. It sustains one of the world’s most important nurseries for the endangered southern right whale, as well as important industries like fishing and tourism. These would all be put at unacceptable risk by oil exploration.

The waters of the Great Australian Bight are deep, rough and remote. Drilling for oil here is risky and irresponsible.

Independent oil spill modelling has shown almost all of Australia’s southern coast could be at risk from an oil spill in the Bight.

Searching for new oil reserves in the Bight runs directly counter to the urgent need to stop burning oil, coal and gas to prevent catastrophic climate change. It is inconsistent with the Paris Climate Agreement goals your government signed to protect our climate.

The Great Australian Bight is the wrong place to drill for oil. And this is the wrong time in history to allow oil companies to look for more of it.

Prime Minister, I call on you to ban oil and gas development in the Great Australian Bight now and into the future.

Prime Minister stop oil giants drilling for oil in the Bight 

Will you sign?

4,918 SIGNATURES
6,000 signatures