Don’t let UKOG go ahead with their plans to drill for oil at the Arreton site in the Isle of Wight.
Why is this important?
The Isle of Wight cannot afford to have its freshwater drinking supply contaminated by proposed oil drilling. During the drilling process, high strength acids and chemicals are forced into the rock to get to the oil below our pure fresh water source.
Sites for oil drilling at Arreton have been finalised but are currently under negotiation. UKOG aim to submit a planning application by the end of Summer 2018. They have announced that drilling will go ahead in 2019 if their planning application to the council is successful.
Isle of Wight council should reject UKOG’s planning application when it comes through. Oil drilling would contribute to the destruction of the natural environment on the Isle of Wight, the quality of water and would increase the impact of climate change.