The Great Australian Bight Alliance comprises of Mirning traditional custodians (represented by Uncle Bunna Lawrie), the Clean Bight Alliance, the Wilderness Society, Oil Free Seas, Sea Shepherd, the Australian Marine Conservation Society and the Surfrider Foundation Australia.
The Great Australian Bight is a special place, for the 85% of the world’s marine species unique to the area and for the communities who rely on it for fishing and tourism industries and recreation.
We stand in strong solidarity with the Great Australian Bight Alliance.
From their website:
Just five years ago, one of the worst oil spill disasters in history shocked the world when BP’s undersea oil drill rig, 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 and local fishing and tourism industries collapsed.
Here in Australia five years later, BP plans to drill four deepwater wells in the pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight.