‘We’ve done it!’ exclaimed Damien Cole, the leader of the protest movement against Norwegian company Equinor exploring for oil in the Great Australian Bight, on Instagram recently. ‘Equinor has been sent packing back to Norway.’
He’s correct. Not only has Equinor suddenly decided not to explore for oil in an offshore field where up to six billion barrels potentially lie, but Cole’s loose coalition of noisy, passionate and tireless coastal protesters are the main reason for the decision.
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