Shell drilling proposal threatens Ningaloo Reef

See coverage in the Australian here, Shell now planning to drill on the ocean side of world heritage nominated Ningaloo Reef.

Adds to the threat of drilling in the Exmouth Gulf, on the mainland side of the Ningaloo Reef peninsula, see more about that in previous blog here.

With 25% of WA’s waters already in oil and gas leases, and petroleum looking to be a boom industry for the state, we really need to get our act together to ensure our high value natural places are protected from the expansion of this industry.  Places like Ningaloo Reef.

A spill here would be a disaster for the local economy and environment, and the world – with the reef now nominated as a world heritage site.

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