Protect the Top End from oil, gas and seabed mining
Way up north, where the sea meets the sky, there are big plans from big mining to explore the seas in search of oil, gas and minerals. Nearly all of the Top End’s coastal waters are being eyed off for exploration.
And exploration means oceans of noise for our marine life. 'Seismic testing' sends sound waves through the seabed, searching for oil, gas and minerals. It uses underwater arrays of air guns louder than a jackhammer, in fact louder than a jumbo jet taking off. As the hunt for mineral wealth turns sea-wards, our tropical sea life faces not only seismic testing but increased shipping, risk of oil spills and coastal development on an industrial scale.
Take action today and email the Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles and Minister for Mines and Energy Willem van Holthe below and tell them to protect our Top End sea life from destructive oil, gas and mining development.