Updated: July 26, 2012
Adelaide ‘Hands across the Sand’ event
Kangaroo Island at risk from offshore drilling
As part of an international day of action, join hands on the beach to raise awareness of the risks of the proposed oil drilling for Kangaroo Island, Adelaide and the Gulfs.
11 am Saturday 4th August
Glenelg beach, South Australia - meet to the left of the Jetty
The event will raise awareness of:
- The risks for Kangaroo Island, Adelaide and the Gulfs if proposed oil drilling is allowed.
- The need to say NO to offshore drilling and YES to clean energy.
The endangered Blue Whale and a host of other species could be at risk if Bight Petroleum is allowed to undertake seismic testing and deep water oil drilling off South Australia’s eco-tourism mecca, Kangaroo Island.
Bight Petroleum propose to undertake seismic testing, and possibly drilling, in a known sea life ‘hot spot’ to the west of Kangaroo Island.
Canyons and upwelling currents mean that this area is of critical importance to wildlife and the Island’s ecotourism industry. Blue whales, Sea lions and other species gather here to feed. Both seismic testing and drilling are known to impact on whales, dolphins and other sealife.
If this proposal goes ahead it could put at risk our sealife, Kangaroo Island, our gulfs and peninsulas. A disaster along the lines of what we have seen in the U.S. and northern Australian waters would lead to oil on Adelaide beaches and damage to not only our wildlife but also human health and industry.
This event is part of a international event read more about what is happening elsewhere on the hands across the sand website.
For more information, please contact:
The Wilderness Society (South Australia) Inc
Postal: GPO Box 1734
Adelaide, SA, 5001
Lvl 7, 118 King William St,
Adelaide, SA, 5000
Phone: 08 8231 6586