Did you know our beautiful coast, from Newcastle through the Central Coast to Manly, has been ear marked for fossil fuel exploration, with devastating seismic blasting and/or drilling for gas planned?
PEP11 (Petroleum Exploration Permit 11) is 4,500 square km of ocean from Newcastle through the Central Coast to Manly, in some places just 5.5km to shore.
Seismic testing consists of intense and explosive underwater airgun blasts between 200-256 decibels, firing every 3-10 seconds for 24 hours continuously for days, weeks or months on end to find the best drilling targets for oil or gas.
Seismic blasts have been shown to kill plankton over 1km away, have been shown to stress, deafen and harm fish, oysters, lobsters, squid, penguins, dolphins and whales, and are linked to mass stranding of turtles, dolphins and whales.
According to the IPCC report, methane (the primary component of gas) is 84 times more powerful at destabilising the climate than CO2 in the first 20 years.
Blasting and drilling for gas in a climate emergency? Tormenting and harming our marine animals, risking devastating our coast for the sake of gas that will only accelerate our path towards further climate damage, is completely unacceptable. PLEASE HELP US STOP SEISMIC TESTING and drilling for fossil fuels, to save our precious marine animals, our living ocean, our climate, and SAVE OUR COAST that we all love…. BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.
Be part of the movement that is Save Our Coast: Since the campaign’s inception in February 2018, and now with 56,000 signatories on petitions and 950 members, Save Our Coast has become a powerful community voice thanks to all of you. A grassroots community not for profit group, we would love you to join us. Becoming a member (only $5) helps grow our community, increases our credibility and helps us Save Our Coast that we all love.
Save Our Coast acknowledges the Awabakal and Worimi people, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, live and learn, and pays respect to ancestors and Elders past, present and emerging. We extend this acknowledgement and respect to all Traditional Custodians of Australia, the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people, whose sovereignty was never ceded, and to the 40,000 year history of unique spiritual and cultural relationship to community, land, waters and seas. Save Our Coast is committed to honouring and learning from this wisdom, and working together to restore justice and preserve nature.