Welcome to the 16th episode of the Nordic Surfers Magazine Conversations Podcast which features Deputy Chair of Folkeaksjon for an Oil-Free Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja: Ingrid Skjoldvaer.
This podcast episode provides a kind of history lesson of the fight to stop oil exploration in Lofoten from the perspective of someone who was involved for nearly ten years. This recent fight came to a positive conclusion with the Norwegian Labour Party voting to oppose future drilling in the area, which provides inspiration for those fighting in Australia for a similar outcome.
Hosted by NSM Associate Editor and Senior Writer Joshua B. Kirkman this special edition of the podcast series will include interviews with the key stakeholders involved in resisting Equinor as well as members of a delegation of concerned environmentalists, Traditional owners and surfers who are making their way to Norway to show the leaders at Equinor that drilling in the Bight simply isn’t right.
If you have been living under a rock, the Fight for the Bight has seen protesters in their thousands ‘paddle-out’ at beaches around Australia to send a clear message to politicians in Australia and Equinor that the surfing community will not stand for this proposed drilling for oil in Australia, or in other sensitive marine environments. This is a unique time in history where surfers are taking a stand in large numbers – the ground swell is real.
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