British Petroleum has plans to drill oil off the coast of The Great Australian Bight. Several environmentalists, marine biologists including locals in the area are strongly opposing the proposed project.
BP has been previously involved in what’s considered the “largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry” referred to as the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the gulf of Mexico.
NOPSEMA, Australia’s offshore oil and gas regulator, has previously rejected BP’s proposal on two occasions. A BP spokesperson has revealed, their company will continue to modify and resubmit its environment plan, hoping to commence operations by end of 2016.
Australia’s Greens senate member Robert Simms has established a senate inquiry relating to BP’s oil drilling plans and has called on BP to abandon drilling.
Marine life, beautiful and unique South Australian coastline, and wonderful surfing spots are amongst the major stakes that are at risk in the proposed BP project.