To: Isle of Wight Council
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 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 "the proposal to drill for oil on the island by UK Oil and Gas resulted in a full planning application to Isle of Wight Council which was rejected but that decision is now potentially being appealed by UKOG. It is absolutely vital that the people who sign your petition 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
We are keeping this petition open in the possible event that UKOGs appeal might be successful. In October 2021 we delivered 4110 signatures to IWC by hand and the initial application by UKOG was rejected. 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.
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