SIGN THE PETITION: Protect Bass Strait: No New Oil & Gas

Did you know that Bass Strait is at risk from new oil and gas drilling? 

Polluting fossil fuels companies are intent on drilling for oil and gas.

New fossil fuel development in the waters of the iconic Bass Strait puts whales, sea lions, birds, turtles, and fish at risk. 

Any oil spills in this area would be devastating to local fishing and tourism industries. 

Governments must rule out new fossil fuel developments if we're to have any chance of avoiding catastrophic climate change. 

SIGN THE PETITION: Call on PM Scott Morrison and Minister for Resources Keith Pitt to cancel the oil and gas licenses. 

Will you sign?

2,000 signatures

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister Keith Pitt,

Despite the dire state of the climate crisis , your government continues to pursue both a 'gas-led' recovery and the expansion of fossil fuels.

This includes opening up the pristine waters of the iconic Bass Strait to polluting fossil fuels companies that are intent on drilling for oil and gas.

The Bass Strait supports thriving tourism and commercial fishing industries. Southern rock lobster fishers have already expressed their fear that plans to use seismic testing could threaten crayfish populations, and hence their industry.

The best available science tells us that governments must rule out new fossil fuel developments if we're to avoid catastrophic climate impacts such as the horrific Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20. 

Allowing commercial drilling is just too risky for marine environments, local communities and businesses, and the climate.

I call on you to protect Bass Strait and ban all new fossil fuel exploration and production. I urge you to provide permanent protection for the Strait from risky oil and gas drilling.