STOP PEP 11 - Save Our Coast

STOP PEP 11 - Save Our Coast

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Drilling for gas off the iconic NSW coast?

Our beautful coast and our way of life is under threat. Oil and Gas companies' shocking plans to drill for fossil fuels off our favourite beaches are being approved while we have been distracted with COVID 19, risking devastating the coastal ecosystem, the climate and our way of life. 

The beautiful coast from Manly through the Central Coast to Newcastle has been desginated Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 (PEP 11), 4,500 square km of ocean along our favourite beaches. Applications for an extension for  PEP 11 (due to expire in 2021), and ...

Drilling for gas off the iconic NSW coast?

Our beautful coast and our way of life is under threat. Oil and Gas companies' shocking plans to drill for fossil fuels off our favourite beaches are being approved while we have been distracted with COVID 19, risking devastating the coastal ecosystem, the climate and our way of life. 

The beautiful coast from Manly through the Central Coast to Newcastle has been desginated Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 (PEP 11), 4,500 square km of ocean along our favourite beaches. Applications for an extension for  PEP 11 (due to expire in 2021), and to change the title (from the now cancelled seismic testing) to allow drilling, are apparently nearing imminent approval from the title administrator (NOPTA).

These approvals rest with the "Joint Authority: the responsible Commonwealth and State Ministers", respectively Keith Pitt MP (Federal) and  John Barilaro MP (NSW State), who we will implore, along with our Federal and State MPs, to end PEP 11 and the uncertainty and distress it brings to communities.   

Our beloved coast, within the world renowned whale migration path and dolphin habitat, turned into a Petroleum Exploration zone? Drilling and rigs off our favourite beaches?

Gas is a dirty fossil fuel which causes 84 times more climate damage than carbon dioxide, and 2/3 of our gas is exported - in 2019 Australia  was the largest exporter of gas in the world. Drilling for gas in a climate emergency and risking devastating our coast for gas that we do not need is completely unnacceptable.

Drilling under the ocean risks an oil spill with risk of catastrophic harm to the entire ecosystem of the east coast of Australia, and beyond, putting at risk millions of marine animals, and impacting on our health and wellbeing.

To save our climate, our environment, our way of life, our precious whales, dolphins and marie life, and to save our coast and our children's futures, we must STOP PEP 11.

Contact your MP today to STOP PEP 11.

 

 

 

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Email your MP to STOP PEP 11

Shocking plans to drill off the beautiful NSW coast and extend PEP 11 (Petroleum Exploration Permit 11) from Manly, through the Central Coast to Newcastle, risking devastation of the environment, climate, our wellbeing and our way of life, are being approved. Email your MP and the decision makers today to STOP PEP 11.

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You can just send the message provided if you wish, but creating your own message will have more impact: 

 1. Be courteous 

 2. Explain why you love the coast. eg surfing, whale watching…

 3. Explain briefly what matters to you, eg, pristine ocean, preventing climate damage, protecting marine animals, preserving our culture and way of life..

 4. How do you feel about:

  a) industrialisation of the horizon and rigs off your favourite beaches? 

eg connection to the coast, sadness and distress at the thought of harm...

 b) How do you feel about the risk to our whales and  dolphins and living ocean? 

c) The dangers of further climate damage eg extreme weather, coral bleaching...

d) The risk of harming the coast for drilling for fossil fuels in a climate emergency, that will only exacerbate climate damage?

 Remember, personalising your message will have more impact, but you can just send the message as is.  Click SEND your email today, to help STOP PEP 11 and Save Our Coast we all love.