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Isle of Wight anti-fracking campaigners join national day of action

Anti Fracking demonstation, Compton Bay, Isle of Wight, England, 31 Janaury 2016, About 80 people braved the wind and the rain to demonstrate in the car park at Compton Bay, against onshore and offshore fracking operations. That hydraulic fracturing is planned for the Island has been confirmed by Solo Oil in a recent press statement. Compton Bay is National Trust land and part of an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is also part of the Jurassic Coastline famed for fossils.

More than 130 Islanders gathered at Compton on Sunday to voice their concerns about fracking on the Isle of Wight. The gathering raised awareness of the campaign and even made it onto the BBC local news (watch the video below).

Monday, 1st February, 2016 4:23pm

By Morgan Curtis with 7 readers' comments

Island 2000 to take over Isle of Wight countryside management

forest scene

Island 2000 will take over the countryside management from Monday. The IWC will still retain ownership of the land, but it will be managed as part of Gift to Nature Project.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 3:29pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Plans for Isle of Wight oil exploration full steam ahead

ukog - maps

Despite it being suggested at last week's full council that oil exploration on the isle of Wight is unlikely due to the high cost of extraction, UKOG say the economic viability of project is robust and they intend to move forward with plans.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 2:51pm

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

Environment Agency claim ‘illegal waste’ found during Isle of Wight operation

environment agency illegal waste dump isle of wight

Nine sites across the Isle of Wight were targeted on Thursday by the Environment Agency during an operation to clamp down on illegal waste.

Friday, 22nd January, 2016 4:22pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Greens welcome more robust regulations for fracking applications

keith taylor green mep

As well as eight councillors either voting against or abstaining in Cllr Medland's fracking motion, nine other councillors had already left the chamber and one was absent from the entire meeting.

Thursday, 21st January, 2016 7:43am

By Vix Lowthion with 13 readers' comments

Councillor calls for support on fracking conditions

County Hall:

Cllr John Medland is calling on other Isle of Wight councillors to support his motion on the council's approach to fracking at tonight's full council meeting.

Wednesday, 20th January, 2016 3:52pm

By John Medland with 5 readers' comments

Islanders share their fracking concerns

sylvia presentation at fracking event

Islanders came together on Saturday to find out more about the possible impact of fracking and to share their concerns.

Tuesday, 19th January, 2016 8:48am

By Morgan Curtis with 35 readers' comments

When life gives you 100s of pink plastic bottles, make a flamingo!

pink bottles

Georgia Wyatt-Willsmore of Bembridge-based ethical bag company, Wyatt & Jack, has got stuck in to finding a way to turn the pink plastic bottle disaster into something positive. Read on to find out how.

Wednesday, 13th January, 2016 3:20pm

By Sally Perry

Economics masterclass for Isle of Wight Green Party leader

Vix Lowthion - Green party Candidate - canvassing in Newport

Vix Lowthion has been selected to take part in a masterclass to learn more about how progressive economics can support working towards the common good.

Wednesday, 13th January, 2016 7:30am

By Vix Lowthion with 5 readers' comments

Frack Free Isle of Wight offer drop-in session to find out more

frack free zone

The informal drop-in session is being held in the New Year, where you can find out more about fracking on the Isle of Wight and the aims of the group.

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2015 10:58am

By Lisa Cant with 13 readers' comments

Oil exploration in Arreton gets licence

Oil exploration

A licence for oil exploration in a 200 sq km area on the Isle of Wight was approved in the same week Parliament approved changes allowing fracking in National Parks, AONBs and SSSIs.

Monday, 21st December, 2015 5:46pm

By Sally Perry with 80 readers' comments

MPs to vote on fracking today. Let Andrew Turner know your views

Fracking possibilities on Isle of Wight

If you're concerned about the prospect of Fracking under areas of AONB and SSSI on the Isle of Wight write/tweet/call your MP before he votes in Parliament today (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 16th December, 2015 7:47am

By Vix Lowthion with 76 readers' comments

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