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Brief: Hot on the heels of Adani clearing its final environmental hurdle last week, American multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil has now been granted environmental approval to drill a 2300 metre oil and gas well in the Bass Strait.

It will be Australia’s deepest-ever well, according to Greenpeace, even deeper than Equinor’s Stromlo-1 well proposed for drilling in the Great Australian Bight.

“Opening up new oil and gas wells anywhere in Australia is completely at odds with recognising that an ecological crisis is being caused by mining and burning fossil fuels”, said Jamie Hanson, deputy program director & head of campaigns, Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

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