DEA has joined the Wilderness Society campaign to stop drilling for oil in the pristine waters of our Great Australian Bight.
We have made a submission on the Stromlo-1 Exploration Drilling Programme to NOPSEMA with the recommendation that the proposal should not be approved. The risk from drilling, though small, cannot be avoided, and the outcome on the sustainability of the Bight from a major spill far outweigh any transitory economic benefits. Furthermore, impacts on climate change from expanded oil production are unacceptable.
The submission to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) details lasting community and environmental damage from the Exxon Valdez and Gulf of Mexico spills.