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Oil

3 petitions

Started 2 years ago

Petition to Stephen Sanderson UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC, Neil Ritson Solo Oil PLC, Paul Vonk Angus Energy Ltd, David Lenigas Doriemus PLC

I pledge non-violent direct action against any drilling for oil & gas on the Isle of Wight

PLEDGE TO TAKE NON-VIOLENT, DIRECT ACTION against any attempt to drill for oil or gas on the Isle of Wight On 17th December 2015, the Government announced it's award of 200sq km of the Isle of Wight as a licence for oil & gas exploration and development to UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC in partnership with Solo Oil PLC and Angus Energy Ltd.  We believe it is unconscionable in 2016 to drill new oil and gas wells, given all that we know about the negative health, ecological, climate, economic and social impacts of fossil fuels on a local and global scale. The world's leading scientists have given stark warnings about the planetary emergency we're facing. The impacts of climate change are here and will get worse unless we take action now. The International Energy Agency has said that to stay within 2°C of warming,as agreed upon by the world’s governments as a “safe” upper limit, we can build no new fossil fuel infrastructure from 2017 onwards. It would be irresponsible, therefore, to proceed with any new oil and gas drilling projects on the Isle of Wight. We cannot rely on our Government to do the right thing.  Despite broad opposition in the UK (and across the world) and despite promises made at COP21 in Paris to act for the air we breathe, the water we depend on and the quality of the environments in which we live - the government is pushing through plans to fulfil it's commitment to the gas and oil industry lobbyists regardless. Rules are changed, opposition silenced and voices even of medical professionals ignored.  The Government are doing everything in their power to strip away the rights of local authorities to act in the best interests of their communities, so it is down to us to act in defense of our environment for the sake of generations to come. . You are needed... Please pledge here by signing to agree to take YOUR own non-violent direct action, alone or in a group.  Direct action includes any action to actively oppose this industry, such as lobbying your MP, handing out information, attending a demonstration or march, visiting a protection camp, helping out your local group or for those limited by health or responsibilities, sharing this and other posts to inform others. The ONLY rule is that your action must be NON-VIOLENT. I, the under-signed, PLEDGE TO TAKE NON-VIOLENT, DIRECT ACTION against any attempt to drill for oil or gas on the Isle of Wight.

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