Senate to examine BP’s plans to drill for oil in Great Australian Bight

Guardian: A Senate inquiry will investigate BP’s plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight and examine how a spill could be dealt with. The company’s application to drill four exploratory wells was knocked back last year by National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority, but details of why were not made public. BP quickly vowed to reapply. The Wilderness Society South Australia director, Peter Owen, said BP should wait until after the inquiry had reported in May......

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