SAVE YOUR COAST FROM GAS AND OIL DRILLING #STOPPEP11
WHAT IS PEP11?
PEP-11 stands for Petroleum Exploration Permit 11—a licence to drill for oil and gas just offshore from Manly to Newcastle.
PEP-11 IS A THREAT TO OUR LIFESTYLE AND LIVELIHOODS
Over 6 million Australians call the coast between Sydney and Newcastle home. If fossil fuel companies are allowed to drill our ocean, an oil spill or gas leak could destroy our coastline, our lifestyle and livelihoods. Our beaches, communities, local economies, and one of the world’s largest whale migration routes, are all at risk.
HOW TO #STOPPEP11
Learn more about the PEP-11 issue and ways you can get involved locally with our free 90 minute seminar.
PETROLEUM EXPLORATION PERMIT 11 is a licence for oil & gas exploration in our Sydney Basin due to expire in February 2021 – that’s right, just off our beaches between Manly and Newcastle. Mining companies ADVENT Energy, BPH; Bounty Oil Gas are now pushing for NOPTA (National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator) to approve a licence extension and change the title to allow drilling for oil and gas offshore. The decision, to be made by Minister for Resources, Keith Pitt MP, has been postponed from the February deadline, continuing to pose an imminent threat.
On December 7 2020, Surfrider Australia representatives and our friends pro-surfer Adrian Buchan, Patagonia and Surfers For Climate ambassador Belinda Baggs and community members of Save Our Coast travelled to Parliament House to raise our concerns about PEP11. After a paddle out in the (rather putrid) waters of Canberrra’s Lake Burley Griffin with symbolic gas rig, we were joined by Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi and Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, independent Zali Steggall, Liberal MP Jason Falinski, Labor MPs Sharon Claydon MP, Emma McBride MP and Pat Conroy MP in a united message to Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt, in declaring PEP11, an oil and gas exploration permit off our stunning and iconic NSW coast, not to be renewed.
The fight is not over yet so please help us to stop these fossil fools and protect our oceans.
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STOP PEP11 VIRTUAL TOWN HALL SERIES
To expand our community engagement, Surfrider Foundation Australia held three virtual town hall events 16th-17th-18th of August for local community members in the Northern Beaches, Central Coast and Eastern Suburb regions of NSW.
Each event had keynote speakers, welcoming scientists, political representatives and ocean carers.
AUGUST 17th 2021
AUGUST 18th 2021
AUGUST 19th 2021