NSW unprepared for major oil spill: Labor calls for three-point-plan to protect environment and wildlife

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The NSW Labor Opposition has called on the O'Farrell Government to implement its three point plan to respond to major oil spills – after it was revealed the State does not have a coordinated approach to protect our environment and wildlife in the event of an oil slick.

Oil-soaked wildlife after the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Oil-soaked wildlife after the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

"NSW is unprepared to deal with an oil spill and needs a coordinated, whole of government approach to protect our environment and wildlife," Shadow Environment Minister, Luke Foley said today.

"The recent catastrophic oil spills off the coast of New Zealand and in the Gulf of Mexico have taught us we need to prepare now – before it is too late.

The NSW Labor Opposition has called on the O'Farrell Government to implement its three point plan to respond to major oil spills – after it was revealed the State does not have a coordinated approach to protect our environment and wildlife in the event of an oil slick.

Oil-soaked wildlife after the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Oil-soaked wildlife after the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

"NSW is unprepared to deal with an oil spill and needs a coordinated, whole of government approach to protect our environment and wildlife," Shadow Environment Minister, Luke Foley said today.

"The recent catastrophic oil spills off the coast of New Zealand and in the Gulf of Mexico have taught us we need to prepare now – before it is too late.