Oil & Gas

The climate emergency doesn’t stop where the land meets our oceans. Resource exploration and extraction from sensitive waters has united conservationists and professional and recreational fishers. Oil and gas cannot be allowed to take over our oceans. The evolving technology of seismic testing is threatening marine life. Scientific research has shown seismic testing can injure and kill crustaceans, shellfish, and plankton. But just how much more harm it is doing is unknown, including to other marine life such as dolphins and whales.

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Fight For The Bight

Ocean lovers from around Australia have united in helping to protect the Great Australian Bight from the existential threat of oil and gas exploration and extraction. Just one spill would have a devastating impact on the rich marine environment, and spread to Tasmania, Victoria, and as far as the New South Wales coast.

Power To The People

As an avid surfer and former board member of the Surfrider Foundation, Pete has joined the wide coalition of ocean defenders in ‘paddle outs’ around Australia. The strength of these events has helped send a very clear message to would-be oil and gas explorers that they are not welcome.

Wins:

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Established a Senate inquiry into the effects of seismic testing upon fisheries and the marine environment.

Wants:

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An end to oil and gas exploration in Australian waters to begin addressing the effects of carbon emissions on the environment.