12 Jul '12, 11pm

Aussie Humpbacks need our help - say no to gas hub!

Aussie Humpbacks need our help - say no to gas hub!

Sea Shepherd Calls On its Supporters to Oppose Gas Hub for Aussie Humpbacks July 12, 2012 Sea Shepherd Calls On its Supporters to Oppose Gas Hub for Aussie Humpbacks Humpback Whales near James Price Point. Photo: Annabelle Sandes The Western Australian Government, headed up by WA Premier Colin Barnett is pushing ahead with gas factories at James Price Point, north of Broome on one of the world’s most pristine coastlines. Woodside has already started drilling into reefs and to enable the big ships to come in, there would be further drilling and dredging up to 6 km out to sea. A jetty several kilometres long would also be constructed. This area is the biggest humpback nursery in the world. Blue whales also pass through to calve further north of the spot. Constructing the gas factories and port would mean noise pollution, destruction of habitat and also boat strikes to whales...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/07/12/sea-...

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Shale gas requires large quantities of water...its effect on water quality is an even bigger issue @macariomx

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spectrum.ieee.org 13 Jul '12, 1pm

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