|courtesy of Chloe Schauble|
Critical nesting beaches and coastal waters home to the forgotten Australian flatback sea turtle and vulnernable green, loggerhead and hawksbill sea turtles will be permanently destroyed along the remote Kimberly coast of Northwest Australia by Chevron and other Big Oil. There are Only 100 Days Left To Save The Kimberley from the government's callous plan to force a decision to build a new LNG plant by January 1, 2010.
Please read this urgent message from The Wilderness Society (WA) of Australia and sign the petition at www.wilderness.org.au/timebomb
"Right now, the Kimberley is under threat like never before. The Western Australian government, the Federal Resources Minister (Martin Ferguson) and the company Woodside have turned up the heat on the Kimberley.
They are recklessly pushing for a huge and polluting industrial site to be located at James Price Point on the Kimberley coast - despite there being technically and economically viable alternative options that would be less environmentally damaging.
Minister Ferguson and the WA State government are trying to threaten and bully reluctant oil and gas companies, Traditional Owners and the local Broome community to accept the Kimberly gas hub proposal. This pre-empts and undermines the proper environmental assessment process and a range of conservation planning processes underway in the Kimberley.
On the 2nd December 2009 Minister Ferguson set a two stage deadline for the companies involved (Shell, Chevron, BP, BHP, Woodside) to agree to a Kimberley hub site or lose their gas leases:
1. a 30 day deadline for joint venture partners to agree to Government lease renewal conditions (expires 1 January 2010)
2. a 120 day deadline to agree to a LNG processing site (expires 1 April 2010).
Take action now before the initial 30 day deadline expires on New Year's day.
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