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Greens push to outlaw all mining in Great Australian Bight

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The Greens’ legislation would put an abrupt end to BP’s controversial plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, as well as that of the other companies with exploration licenses in the region. Photograph: Mark Watson/AAP

Legislation would result in compensation being paid to companies who lose licences as a result of the law

September 13, 2016 — All mining activity in the Great Australian Bight would be outlawed under legislation to be introduced to Parliament by the Greens.  Continue reading Greens push to outlaw all mining in Great Australian Bight

The risk is too high. Why locals don’t want BP in the Great Australian Bight

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‘City of Victor Harbor CEO Graeme Maxwell warned that BP’s drilling plans represented a high risk to both the values and economy of the coastal community.’ Great Australian Bight Marine Park. Photograph: Sarah Hanson-Young

Locals on the coast of South Australia, where BP hopes to begin exploratory drilling, are nervous about the risks posed to the ocean and the threat to their livelihood

September 12, 2016 — You wouldn’t ride a roller coaster if you weren’t certain that all the bolts were sound. Yet, as reported in the Guardian on Monday, that’s just the risk being being taken with an oil-rig headed for the Great Australian Bight.  Continue reading The risk is too high. Why locals don’t want BP in the Great Australian Bight