Despite the science telling us there is no room for new fossil fuel projects if we’re to meet the Paris climate goals, Woodside Petroleum is trying to build a destructive gas project on the West Australian coast, which would include a massive new offshore gas field and a new onshore gas processing plant.
If it goes ahead, it’s estimated the Scarborough-Pluto project would—over its lifetime—enable CO2 emissions equivalent to running 15 coal power stations for 30 years. The project also threatens irreplaceable rock art, which is under consideration for World Heritage listing, and fragile marine life.
But Woodside doesn’t want to proceed with this project until it finds a partner in its new Pluto gas processing plant. Brookfield is reported to be in the running for that partnership, so we need to tell Brookfield: don’t light the fuse on Woodside’s carbon bomb.
Brookfield’s executives have made a lot of noise about supporting the global energy transition away from fossil fuels. Mark Carney, the company’s Vice Chair and the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance, is a prominent sustainability advocate.
In the leadup to the Glasgow climate talks, Mark Carney is beating the drum for net-zero emissions and climate friendly finance. But Brookfield partnering with a fossil fuel giant to unlock a massive new gas field sends a clear message of support for fossil fuel expansion and climate disaster.
As a rumoured contender for a stake in Pluto 2, Brookfield faces a simple choice: will Brookfield and Mark Carney side with Woodside and climate disaster, or with renewables and a safer climate future?
Tell Brookfield and Mark Carney: investing in Pluto 2 is incompatible with their public commitments to climate action, and tell them not to participate in this climate-wrecking project.
Make even more impact
If you have a Twitter account, get creative with the hashtags #NoToPluto #Brookfield #BAM. Be sure to tag @Brookfield and @MarkJCarney, and include the link to marketforces.org.au/BrookfieldNoToPluto
Here are some sample tweets:
The Pluto-Scarborough project is a climate disaster. @Brookfield @MarkJCarney say #NoToPluto and avoid getting dragged into Woodside’s mess. #Brookfield #BAM marketforces.org.au/BrookfieldNoToPluto
Net-zero emissions means no new fossil fuels! That means a big NO to Woodside’s massive new gas field and LNG plant. @Brookfield and @MarkJCarney must say #NoToPluto. #Brookfield #BAM marketforces.org.au/BrookfieldNoToPluto