The pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight are in danger.
Thanks to public pressure, oil giants BP and Chevron have pulled out of the Great Australian Bight, but Equinor (formerly known as Statoil) still wants to drill in this iconic area.
The Bight is a nursery for southern right whale, and is home to endangered sea lions and almost 40 species of dolphins and whales. 85% of the species that live in the Bight are found nowhere else on the planet!
Drilling for oil in the deep, wild waters of the Great Australian Bight is just too risky – it could devastate this pristine area, its marine life, local communities, fishing and tourism businesses. An oil spill in our Great Australian Bight could be catastrophic, reaching as far as Bondi.
What’s more, if tapped and burned, the oil in our Bight would single-handedly blow Australia’s carbon budget—and our liveable climate.