Gas drilling approved at Twelve Apostles

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On June 6 Victorian Labor announced the final approval for mega-gas corporation Beach Energy to start pumping gas under the Port Campbell National Park, just a few kilometres from the iconic Twelve Apostles.

Labor has made a terrible decision, to charge full steam ahead and extract climate-destroying gas from our precious ocean, despite the overwhelming opposition from all of us on the southwest coast.

The Greens have been campaigning alongside local communities for years to put an end to the proposed gas projects on Gunditjmara Country and the southern ocean.

The news is a tragedy for Port Campbell communities and defies basic climate science – which requires no new coal, gas or oil projects to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

Victoria already uses too much fossil gas and should instead focus on slashing demand with cheaper, cleaner electric and energy efficient solutions.

This project is devastating for our coastal communities and our climate. Labor is turning its back on First Nations groups and communities who have been clear that they don’t want new gas projects, especially near such an important and special landmark.

Labor really has been bought by the fossil fuel industry.

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