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Equinor abandons drilling in Great Australian Bight

Australasian Surf Business Magazine: Thousands of Surfers and others joined Australia-wide protest to fight for the Bight. “More than 10,000 people took part in about 50 paddle-out protests all around the country, from Perth to Townsville, including Bondi, Manly, Gold Coast, Torquay, Byron Bay, Tasmania, and South Australia. Earlier this year thousands joined paddle-out protests around Australia and even in Equinor’s home waters of Oslo”

Norwegian oil giant Equinor has pulled the plug on its plans to drill for oil in the fragile Great Australian Bight, saying it was “no longer commercially competitive.” The Bight is a marine treasure trove, home to more unique marine life than the Great Barrier Reef and one of the most important whale sanctuaries on Earth that would all have been threatened by plans to drill nearly 2 billion barrels of oil from these waters. Chevron and BP both walked away from the Bight and after years of relentless campaigning by coastal communities, Indigenous traditional owners, NGOs, surfers, the seafood industry, tourism operators and other local businesses, Equinor have gone too – keeping the equivalent of over 800,000,000 tonnes of carbon locked up for good.

“Never doubt the power and determination of the Australian people,” Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s chief executive, David Ritter said.
Drone footage of Bunda Cliffs in the Great Australian Bight. The Bight is a pristine stretch of ocean off the southern coastal fringe of Western Australia, South Australia, and Victoria. It is a globally significant whale nursery, home to one of only two southern right whale calving grounds in the world, and a feeding area for blue whales, humpback whales, orcas, and sea lions. It is also one of Australia’s most important fisheries. In fact, 85% of marine life in the Great Australian Bight is found nowhere else on earth. © Greenpeace / Jaimen Hudson
Leafy seadragon: Richard Robinson/Greenpeace
In this photo from November 2019, people protest the company’s planned deepwater oil drilling. Photograph: Jason Obrien/EPA

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