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Views split on BP dumping Bight drilling

AAP logoAAP 11/10/2016

BP DROPS BIGHT DRILLING PLAN. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

"In the current external environment, we will only pursue frontier exploration opportunities if they are competitive and aligned to our strategic goals." - managing director for exploration and production Claire Fitzpatrick.

"I think every Australian has a right to feel disappointed by BP." - SA Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis

"This is a great win for the community who made it clear that BP weren't welcome from the beginning." - Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

It's just a very joyous day, for the whales and the sharks and the seals and the dolphins and the penguins and all the other incredible marine life that call the Great Australian Bight home." - Sea Shepherd Managing Director Jeff Hansen

"This is the right decision. The Great Australian Bight is an utterly inappropriate place to be turning into an oil field." - Peter Owen, Wilderness Society SA.

"Other companies such as Chevron, Bight Petroleum, Santos and Murphy are still eyeing the Great Australian Bight and have exploration permits. They should take the lead from BP, pack up their bags and go home." - Greenpeace Australia Pacific Oceans campaigner Nathaniel Pelle

"Growing public opposition sent BP packing." - Former Greens Senator Bob Brown

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