James Price Point: Govt says a one in 10,000 year chance of an oil spill reaching Cable beach!

16 February, 2011

Conservation group, Environs Kimberley says an oil spill could quickly reach Broome's Cable beach and spread over 200 kilometres of coastline if an LNG plant is located at James Price Point.  But the government says there is a once in a 10,000 year chance of an oil spill reaching Cable beach. This was reported on The West Australian Newspaper website yesterday.

Who would you believe?

Do you believe a government that says that "proper management strategies" can prevent damage to the land and marine environment?

Are they saying that an event like the Montara oil disaster is unlikely to ever happen?

I would love to believe this, but commonsense tells me that this is just plain rubbish!