Many South Africans are furious after discovering plans by oil giant Shell to blow up the wild coast ocean in search of untouched oil and gas reserves. What makes most people even angrier is the fact that blasting should take place during whale migration season.
Inside the horrible plans to get more oil and gas
For years, large corporations have completely ignored the warning signs of Earth so that they can take advantage of the precious treasures the planet has to offer.
Unfortunately, animals often become the biggest victim as humans line their pockets. This time around, the lives of thousands of dolphins, fish, whales and other marine life are on the line as Shell prepares to cross the wild coast ocean in search of oil and gas deposits.
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According to Cape Town ETC, an opinion on the project has been shared on the maritime page Oceans not oil and explains how Shell plans to navigate its way from Morgan’s Bay to Port St Johns on December 1 of this year.
The notice also explains that a ship operated by the mercenaries of Shell Exploration and Production SA, Shearwater GeoServices, would have methodically dragged 48 air cannons over 6,011 km² of ocean surface for five months.
These air guns will produce strong shock waves capable of penetrating through 3 km of water and 40 km into the earth’s crust below the seabed.
Marine animals in danger as Shell plans to get rich
The advice sparked an uproar from South Africans who have since started a viral petition on Change.org against the blasting of the ocean that is expected to take place during whale migration season.
The fact that thousands of whales, penguins, dolphins, fish and other sea creatures are slaughtered just to fatten more pockets is not fitting for locals who are determined to stop Shell’s nefarious plans.
“At a time when world leaders are making promises and decisions to move away from fossil fuels because climate science has shown that we cannot burn our existing reserves (let alone drill for more), the operation offshore oil and gas company Phakisa is pushing harder and harder to get its hand on a local gas supply.
“Shell must explain how the damage caused during this investigation and any exploration drilling carried out afterwards is part of its energy transition plan to control global warming,” says Oceans Not Oil.
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