BP's risky plans to drill in the pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight have been rejected (for now)!
Thanks to your support – the 30,000 people who've signed this petition – we’ve won the first round of this battle, but the truth is BP won’t go away that easily. It'll now be provided with additional time to resubmit its application for approval.
We know that BP has conducted oil spill modelling for the Great Australian Bight, but is refusing to release it.
Because BP won’t release its oil spill modelling, we commissioned an independent scientist to model potential spill scenarios.
The results are in: the impact of a spill would be far-reaching and devastating.
Just five years ago, one of the worst oil spill disasters in history shocked the world when BP's undersea oil well, Deepwater Horizon, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, BP has its sights set on Australia.
Tragically, 11 workers lost their lives and for 87 days, oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico. Millions of animals died while local fishing and tourism industries collapsed.
Here in Australia five years later, BP plan to drill four wells in the pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight.
A place like no other
The Great Australian Bight is home to one of the world’s most important southern right whale nurseries and communities depend on its healthy fisheries and clean coastlines not just for recreation, but for their livelihoods.
It’s such a one-of-a-kind place that over 85 per cent of known marine species in the Great Australian Bight are found nowhere else in the world.
One step away from disaster
If BP get their way, this previously untouched will be just one mistake away from our own Gulf of Mexico disaster.
We can’t afford to let BP take such a big risk. The damage is irreversible.