The WA gas project that will blow our chances of achieving our emissions targets and threaten precious ancient rock art

Phillip Adams with Raelene Cooper, Murujuga Custodian
ABC Late Night Live
June 2 2022

On WA’s Burrup peninsula in the Pilbara a site of significant Indigenous rock art is at risk from Woodside petroleum’s plan to massively expand its Pluto LNG project in Karratha by bringing in more gas from the Scarborough gas fields offshore.

The $16 billion Scarborough to Pluto project is not only threatening world heritage rock art, it’s also being described as the most polluting fossil fuel project proposed in Australia. A project so big, it would blow our chances of ever reaching our carbon reduction targets.

Woodside says they have consulted extensively with the Murujuga Corporation as the representative of the five language groups identified as traditional custodians, but many in the community want the project stopped.

Guests: Raelene Cooper, Murujuga Custodian and Mark Ogge, Principal Adviser at The Australia Institute.

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