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BP claims an oil spill off Australia's coast would be a 'welcome boost' to local economies

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Created by jbshack 1 month ago, 9 Apr 2018
jbshack
WA, 6697 posts
9 Apr 2018 4:17PM
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Not sure if this was shared or not, just thought i would post in case it slipped by. Just goes to show the thought process some big companies have about our environment and the people living in them these days.

www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/bp-claims-an-oil-spill-off-australia-s-coast-would-be-a-welcome-boost-to-local-economies-20180406-p4z867.html

Mr Milk
NSW, 1078 posts
9 Apr 2018 7:59PM
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Jeeesus, that story took a long time to appear here. If the BP exec had said it in private as an ironic statement about how the only thing that gets measured in an economy is money flows it would be understandable.

But to include it in the paperwork to seek drilling approvals is mind boggling!

Rails
QLD, 1085 posts
9 Apr 2018 8:08PM
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Turning the destruction of nature into digital wealth is what the global market does best. Our consumption, only ever encouraged by those that propagate the news, is destroying the ability of the planet to sustain life, at an exponentially increasing rate.

We are essentially exchanging our long term future in order to create more rubbish. You would think that would be the news everyday rather than who f*cked who, literally or otherwise, in Canberra. We, and the entire world, are getting f*cked over every day.

Bara
WA, 333 posts
10 Apr 2018 9:48AM
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Yeah an odd approach from BP for sure but they canned it as too hard in the end anyway. Maybe they were being ironic as they knew it would never get environmental approvals.

South Australia need not worry though as they can live vicariously off the north west shelf via GST handouts so no need for them to develop their own natural resources for a while yet.

theDoctor
NSW, 4307 posts
10 Apr 2018 3:40PM
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Poida
WA, 1689 posts
10 Apr 2018 3:24PM
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good to see the government department pulled them up.

"the government authority had identified serious shortcomings with BPs environment plan"

BP thought they could just hide the shortcomings in a long winded report, make some political donations and get a stamp of approval. Seems this is very typical.

busterwa
3554 posts
10 Apr 2018 6:34PM
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.It would be a fallacy to think BP will source local jobs and pay them big bucks . They will outsource to the cheapest **** unskilled labour To make more money. There not interested in you people of Australia or the environment. BP`s only driving force for this is profit!

Adriano
8092 posts
11 Apr 2018 5:27AM
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Rails said..
Turning the destruction of nature into digital wealth is what the global market does best. Our consumption, only ever encouraged by those that propagate the news, is destroying the ability of the planet to sustain life, at an exponentially increasing rate.

We are essentially exchanging our long term future in order to create more rubbish. You would think that would be the news everyday rather than who f*cked who, literally or otherwise, in Canberra. We, and the entire world, are getting f*cked over every day.

Precisely.

kk
WA, 669 posts
11 Apr 2018 5:47PM
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Is heavy weather still broken?

mazdon
767 posts
11 Apr 2018 9:48PM
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Disastrous

my partner was i Singapore 2 weeks ago and went over to a resort island with a friend.
There was lumps of oil and noticeable fumes coming off the ocean even there and then.

the place is f$&ked By greed

think I have a photo she sent of an oil "lump"






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