Broome anti-gas protesters have called on Shell to intervene in Woodside’s planned drilling and excavation works at James Price Point.
Protester Jan Lewis said the drilling would damage the fragile coastal ecology of the area and plunder an Aboriginal burial ground full of culturally sensitive sites.
She said Woodside planned to excavate the area as part of investigations into building a port to export LNG from the proposed James Price Point refineries.
“We know Shell prefers the option of a floating platform to process gas offshore rather than destroying the Kimberley coast,” she said.
“Woodside does not need to do this destructive work to inform a final investment decision.”
While both the protesters and the Goolarabooloo family had written to Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke asking for assistance, Ms Lewis urged Shell, which owns 23 per cent of Woodside, to take a stand.“As we note that Shell claims to ‘meet the world’s growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways,’ we’re asking Shell to step in and encourage Woodside to do the right thing,” she said.
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