SYDNEY, 2 July 2019. The Federal Government has decided that the adequacy of regulation surrounding offshore drilling will be 'out of scope' of an audit to be carried out on Norwegian oil giant Equinor's plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, a document released yesterday revealed.
In response to the news that NOPSEMA have tonight requested further information from Norwegian mining company regarding it’s plans for drilling in the Great Australian Bight within a sixty day timeframe, Jamie Hanson, Greenpeace Australia Pacific Deputy Program Director & Head of Campaigns, said:
SYDNEY, June 13, 2019 - The Queensland Government has approved Adani's proposed groundwater management plan for the controversial coal mine, despite warnings from CSIRO, GeoScience Australia, and top water scientists.
Sydney, May 22, 2019: Sydney Environment Institute’s submission on Equinor’s Environmental Plan raises significant concerns that need urgent consideration by oil industry regulator NOPSEMA and the government, said Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
SYDNEY, May 16, 2019: Greenpeace Australia Pacific has today welcomed the Labor Party’s new commitment that a Shorten Labor government would block Equinor’s oil drilling approval from proceeding in the Great Australian Bight until an independent scientific study into the impacts of an oil spill is completed.