In early 2024, fossil fuel companies will start seismic blasting to find new oil and gas under the ocean floor between Victoria and Tasmania.
Loud blasts of air will be sent into the seabed every 10-15 seconds, for weeks or even months. These blasts can be heard hundreds of kilometres away and are loud enough to deafen whales, ruin lobsters’ balance, and severely injure or kill shellfish and zooplankton.
Despite protests from Gunditjmara Traditional Custodians and the local community, the Federal and State Labor Government’s have so far supported this project.
It beggars belief that Labor governments are still supporting new oil and gas drilling in a climate crisis.
In fact, the Labor State Government has more than a dozen new gas projects in the works, including just a few kilometres away from the 12 Apostles.
The Greens have introduced a bill to end all new offshore oil and gas drilling in Victorian waters.
Add your name to support the call to end all offshore oil and gas drilling and protect the marine environment.