In this way, the environmental organization Sea Shepherd celebrated the decision of the oil company British Petroleum to abandon its drilling project in the Great Australian Bay, considered the main whale farm in the world.
The decision was confirmed by Claire Fitzpatrick, Head of Exploration and Production at BP Australia. "After an extensive and careful evaluation, we have decided that this is not the time for our exploration project in the Bay," he said in a statement.
BP had applied for several permits to drill in the bay, but the Australian environmental authorities denied these requirements in November of last year and in May of 2016.
In fact, the company was waiting for environmental authorization to begin drilling two wells some 400 kilometers southwest of the town of Ceduna.
Without a doubt, good news for those who care about the care of these animals. For now at least, the whales in the Great Australian Bight could be saved.
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