The councillor responsible for environmental issues on the Isle of Wight has come out against plans to drill for oil, due to be decided tomorrow.
Officials back Isle of Wight oil drilling at Arreton – “economic benefits outweigh environmental harm”
Proposals to explore for oil on farmland on the Isle of Wight have been supported by council planners despite potential environmental harm.
Councillors on the Isle of Wight will decide later this month whether to give the go-ahead for oil exploration at Arreton.
Oil exploration plans on the Isle of Wight would “make the best use” of mineral resources in the transition to a low carbon future, the company behind the proposals has said. But local campaigners have disputed the arguments and said they should be rejected.
An UK Oil & Gas share offer has raised just a tenth of the target funds, the company has reported.
Two cyclists have begun a 1,000 mile ride to Spain in a campaign to stop oil extraction at Horse Hill in Surrey.
UK Oil & Gas plc has reported an operating loss of £1.02m for the six months to the end of March 2021.
DrillOrDrop’s diary of events in autumn 2021 affecting the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.
A public consultation opened today on the environmental impact of plans to revive oil exploration on the Isle of Wight.
DrillOrDrop’s diary of events in spring 2021 affecting the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.