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To: Isle of Wight Council

No new oil drilling on the Isle of Wight

No new oil drilling on the Isle of Wight

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.

UKOG have submitted a planning application and announced that drilling will go ahead if their planning application to the council is successful. Please go to IOW Council website to voice your concerns "Can I add that the proposal to drill for oil on the island by UK Oil and Gas has now resulted in a full planning application. It is absolutely vital that the people who sign your petition now write to the planning department of the Isle of Wight to make their objections known. All the details are given on the following website with easy to follow suggestions to make your objections: https://www.dontdrillthewight.co.uk/..." -DontDrill the Wight

Isle of Wight council should reject UKOG’s planning application. 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.

How it will be delivered

By hand

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

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Reasons for signing

  • We need to reverse, not merely stop and certainly not continue the damage done by indiscriminate fossil fuels use, even when it's not a hazard for drinking water and an area of great natural beauty.
  • Irreparable damage to the Island's wildlife and green space, all for a resource that is known to significantly contribute to greenhouse gasses and is now outdated and being replaced by Renewable sources. Clearly, greedy capitalism drives this rather than a care for the environment and people.
  • Drilling for oil/gas will spoil the natural beauty of our landscape and upset the natural balance of the ecosystem. Any financial gains from drilling are likely to be offset against loss of income from tourism due to the spoiled landscape.

Updates

2020-07-24 12:10:05 +0100

Public consultation finishes this week! Get your objections into Isle of Wight Planning Department now if you havent already!

2020-07-01 12:27:59 +0100

The proposal to drill for oil on the island by UK Oil and Gas has now resulted in a full planning application. It is absolutely vital that the people who sign the petition now write to the planning department of the Isle of Wight to make their objections known. All the details are given on the following website with easy to follow suggestions to make your objections: https://www.dontdrillthewight.co.uk/...

2018-04-26 21:49:35 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-04-19 07:13:49 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-04-18 15:41:53 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-04-12 13:23:50 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-04-01 13:39:05 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-03-31 22:24:53 +0100

10 signatures reached