BP claims an oil spill off Australia's coast would be a 'welcome boost' to local economies
By Nicole Hasham
6 April 2018 — 2:36pm
Coastal towns would benefit from an oil spill in the pristine Great Australian Bight because the clean up would boost their economies, energy giant BP has claimed as part of its controversial bid to drill in the sensitive marine zone. ...
And the news item is legitimate! It's in our equivalent of the NYT - https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 4z867.html
...BP made the statements in an environment plan submitted to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority in March 2016.
The company had been seeking to drill two wells off the South Australian coast, raising fears of an environmental disaster akin to BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. ...