Fight For The Bight

Posted by: on November 18th, 2019

11am Saturday November 23rd at Manly Beach

to be part of the #fightforthebight NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION!

 

Surfrider Foundation are leading a Paddle Out at Manly and if you haven’t made it to one yet now is your chance!

Be a part of history as thousands of Australians from over 50 communities across the country join together in a National Day of Action opposing Norwegian oil company Equinor drilling in the Great Australian Bight.

This is a line in the sand moment for Australians, to stand united and show Equinor that we love our coastline and do not give them OUR approval to risk the entire Southern coastline and never will! Enough is enough, we demand a safe, clean future for younger generations to enjoy an this people, is only the beginning!

On the 8th of November 2019, NOPSEMA issued a notice to Equinor requiring them to modify and resubmit their environment plan for proposed drilling in the Great Australian Bight giving them another 21 days to respond

Equinor explained that a social licence to operate was key to the project progressing, saying “if we are not wanted here, we will not push through resistance”

Communities all over Australia have been running Paddle Outs throughout the year, in opposition to Norwegian company Equinor’s proposal to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight. Northern Beaches now has the chance to become part of history and continue the fight to save the Great Australian Bight by joining in a NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION on the 23rd of November. This movement is getting traction all around the world and now is your chance to be a part of the movement and make your voice heard.

Our oceans have given us all so much and never asked for anything in return. Not until now, our oceans are in jeopardy and crying out for help. This is our chance to stand up and show Equinor we WILL NOT allow them to destroy the Great Australian Bight, one of the most beautiful, roughest and unpredictable seas in the world. We will force Equinor to listen to us.

The time is now to draw a line in the sand: stand unified with other communities and tell Equinor that Australians have said NO, continue to say NO and will forever say NO to drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight.

#noXwayequinor

This is for anyone, you don’t have to be a surfer, come out on a kayak, sailboard, boogie board, whatever but keep it safe, or show your support on the beach.

Details:

– Meet at 11am on Saturday morning
– Manly Beach – South End
– BYO signs, tee shirts and something to paddle on
– Please try and walk or carpool as parking is a premium
– Wear sunscreen, a hat, and bring some water
#bigoildontsurf

What else can you do?

  • Share this event far and wide.
  •  Sign the statement: https://www.fightforthebight.org.au/statement
  • Spread the word that the Northern Beaches DO NOT WANT EQUINOR DRILLING FOR OIL in the Great Australian Bight.

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