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.

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.

Isle of Wight


Reasons for signing

  • The Eastern Yar catchment is an important home for wildlife. Any drilling accidents and surface spills could negatively affect the environment there for a long time and be next to impossible to remediate.
  • All the best from Scotland, it is crazy destroying our water, health and environment. All wells ultimately fail, and spills go into the groundwater.
  • #KeepItInTheGround The vast majority of us want to live in a world run on renewable energy, so out kids live a better life not die a worse death


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