Monday, 7 September 2009

Australian oil spill 'stretches from horizon to horizon' - senator

Australian Green senator Rachel Sieward has warned that a massive oil leak spilling into the Timor Sea stretches from 'horizon to horizon' and threatens reefs, whales - and even (shock!) beaches used by humans with disastrous toxic pollution.

Like a good campaigning politician (note to self: must do this sot of thing here in Brighton more often) she commissioned an aeroplane and went out to see the spill for herself.

As well as gathering all the evidence she needed to call for Federal intervention to clean up the spill - and argue that oil drilling platforms are an unsafe thing of the past - she made a short film of her trip:

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