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To: ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL

STOP FRACKING IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT

STOP FRACKING IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT

We call on the Isle of Wight Council to reject any and all applications for permission to use the drilling technique known as fracking on the Island.

Why is this important?

Horizontal hydraulic fracturing, ‘fracking’, is a way of extracting oil and/or gas. Water, sand and toxic chemicals are injected at high pressure into underground rocks to shatter them. This releases the gas/oil which can be collected.
But investing in carbon-intensive fossil fuels is a distraction from the need to decarbonise our electricity supply.
And it's hazardous. Studies show that fracking pollutes water supplies (with arsenic and lead), causes earthquakes, and spoils local communities.
The Island's environment is particularly precious to its vital tourist industry and its water table is a resource we cannot afford to put at risk.
We very much urge the Isle of Wight Council to live up to its proclaimed 'green' aspirations by instead actively encouraging micro-generation of 'green' renewable energy on the Island.

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

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Reasons for signing

  • Almost makes me want to live else where. Almost
  • They can frack right off.
  • This is our Island of beauty we have to defend it! These big Fracking companies just want money they don't see the harm it will do!

Updates

2014-09-20 23:04:58 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-08-03 11:25:04 +0100

500 signatures reached

2014-02-05 19:12:11 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-02-05 10:56:27 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-02-04 22:21:30 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-02-04 18:39:20 +0000

10 signatures reached