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NOPSEMA rejects BP's bid to drill for oil in Great Australian Bight! But we still need to keep up pressure #keepitintheground

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I just wrote a brief email to BP to let them know that even though NOPSEMA (National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority) rejected their bid to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight (WHOOT!) that we're still watching, still fighting and still remember their past failures. 

Feel free to send in your own email, or drop them a phonecall - national office number 03 9268 4111 or email (HT @Cristel for the info).

A small win is always wonderful, but we can not fall into complacency. Their desire for profit will drive them to push until there is nothing left to suck out of the ground, so our resilience needs to be stronger than their greed. WE CAN TOTALLY DO THIS!

Here's a copy of the email I just sent. I'll also be contacting NOPSEMA to say thanks for standing up for the planet:

#homeJames on the west-side of the stunning Great Australian Bight in 2014


Dear BP,

We (as in: those of us who love this planet and would like to continue living with her for generations to come) had some great news this morning. Apparently NOPSEMA rejected your bid to drill offshore along the Great Australian Bight. YAY! 

Let's face it, it's long overdue time for BP to transition your business model away from fossil fuels and into renewable energies.

You don't have the best track record of protecting the environment while you plunder our natural world purely for profit, so maybe it's time to cut your losses and walk away.

Please don't resubmit a plan to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight. In fact don't submit any more plans for drilling - and killing - anywhere on this beautiful planet ever again.

With the warmest of regards,