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Terrebonne Parish in the US state of Louisiana has historically been prosperous due to its rich environment on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, abundant natural resources and unique Cajun culture. In recent years though, the area has been threatened by coastal erosion and land loss.
In FY2019, BHP supported scientific research to examine the impact of seafloor infrastructure on fish in northwest Australia. This was to better understand the offshore decommissioning options for our Petroleum business.
The majority of water used at Olympic Dam is supplied from the Great Artesian Basin (GAB), a resource shared with Indigenous peoples, communities, agriculture and other industries.
Through our partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), BHP invested US$14 million in 2016 in the Sustainable Rivers and Forests Initiative, supporting conservation in the Columbia Bottomlands region in the US states of Texas and Arkansas.