Communities say NO but seismic blasting in the Otway Basin one step closer as TGS/SLB Environment Plan released for public comment

Sunday, 16 July 2023 - 11:00am to 11:30am
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Community says NO but seismic blasting in the Otway Basin one step closer as TGS/SLB Environment Plan released for public comment

 

On Thursday, July 13th, TGS/SLB advised stakeholders that the national regulator, NOPSEMA, has accepted as complete their Environment Plan for the Otway Basin 3D Multi-client Marine Seismic Survey. The Environment Plan has just been made available to the public and communities have 30 days to comment on the 1,438 page document.

 

Today on Earth Matters environmentalists and activists tell us about the impact the proposed seismic blasting will have on the Otway Basin, what they are doing to stop it and problems with the consultation processes of companies planing to conduct seismic blasting in the Otway Basin and their representatives.

 

We hear from:

Yaraan Couzens Bundle, Gunditjmara Whale Dreaming Custodian from SOPEC, the Southern Ocean Protection Embassy Collective

 

Louise Morris, Oil and Gas Campaign Manager, Australian Marine Conservation Society

www.marineconservation.org.au

 

Annie Ford, National Campaign Manager, Surfrider Foundation Australia

https://www.surfrider.org.au/

 

Simon Nash, Fisher from Port Campbell, southwest coast of Victoria

 

Craig Garland, Fisher in northwest Tasmania

 

Ben Druitt, environmental campaigner, Port Fairy

 

 

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