BARONESS JONES DISCUSSES OIL DRILLING DURING VISIT TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT

The Isle of Wight Green Party welcomed Baroness Jenny Jones on a visit to the Isle of Wight last week, during which the impact of proposed oil drilling in 2020 was discussed.

Baroness Jones visited the site of the proposed drilling in the Arreton Valley and saw for herself the current agricultural land used for growing food and vegetables. Residents gathered to listen to a speaker from Frack Free Isle of Wight, who outlined the plans to drill for oil and how this will result in the ‘disposal of millions of gallons of contaminated water’, right in the centre of the Island.

Baroness Jones said:

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“Scientists are very clear – we must leave 70% of fossil fuel resources in the ground. To pursue new resources will directly lead to increased global temperatures and be incredibly damaging to the future of our planet in years to come.”

Vix Lowthion, IW Green Party Parliamentary Candidate, added:

“Whilst the main political parties are competing with each other to ban fracking, on the island the very real threat comes from drilling for oil. Only Green Party MPs will pursue legislation to ban the exploitation of all new fossil fuel sites. Instead, our next MP should be emphasising all of the Isle of Wight’s abundance of natural resources, as cited by the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve status awarded earlier this year.

“We have a wealth of nature which is the envy of the world. Rather than drill for oil, we must promote an exploration of the wildlife right on our doorstep.”

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none given
1 year ago

an old hasbeen that knows nothing about oil drilling and a lying green mp, who doesn’t want holes drilled in the ground in her backyard, but is quite happy to live off the back of the highly damaging mining her partner has been doing in eurasia – no problem with that eh vix.

nope – won’t be listening to these two leeches.

scientists might be clear about what they say – doesn’t make it accurate though.

why should we take any notice of these “forecasters” that claim to know what will happen in 50 or 100 years time, yet the meteorologists amongst them, cannot even get the weather right for next week.

Migs
Migs
Reply to  none given
1 year ago

Wow! Why don’t you tell everyone what you really think, then you can chuck in a few more insults.

none given
none given
Reply to  Migs
1 year ago

migs get a grip – these people play on the fact that people are unwilling to step up to the plate and call them out. What possible reason could any one have to listen to someone who knows absolutely nothing about the oil and gas industry harp on about it and why should we listen to a woman preaching about being green yet has a partner who has been involved in heavy mining in other countries – pure hypocrisy. neither of these two seem to be bothered about using mobile phones – Jenny jones has her phone in the picture – where do you think the minerals and metals came from to make that phone – environmentally damaging mining in other countries – that is where. they do not want hydrocarbons being used, yet they both drive around in cars that use oil to lubricate moving parts and I bet… Read more »

Daniel James
Daniel James
Reply to  none given
1 year ago

This is fake news. Vix is not earning a living from mining. She works as a teacher and pays her own mortgage.

none given
none given
Reply to  Daniel James
1 year ago

sharpen up daniel james – it is vix’s partner/father of her kids, that is the one who has been engaged in mining activities – she has simply benefited from the fruits of his exploits financially – by the fact that he will have been spending his hard earned returns from mining on his kids and her, their home and lifestyle.

Az-zahra Aziz
Az-zahra Aziz
1 year ago

The firm proposing drilling for oil, UKOG, NEVER frack, they are hoping to get oil from the Kimmeridge layers, which are naturally fracked, so need on high pressure oil or water forced into our soil.

That said, I would rather it didn’t happen as this is the fruit and veg bowl of the Island, and any oil recovery will likely be unsightly and run the risk of an environmental disaster and damage.

Lets ruin the foreigners lands in Iraq and leave ours intact.

none given
none given
Reply to  Az-zahra Aziz
1 year ago

as usual the hyped up, PC brigade that know nothing have been whipped up into a frenzy over fracking – which isn’t happening.
Any drilling on the island will be conventional drilling – all drilling fluids are usually recovered during flow testing after the drilling is complete, as they adjust the choke at the wellhead to obtain the optimal flow rate and not damage the well bore.

JimBob
JimBob
1 year ago

Loathian… “Poacher turned gamekeeper”…..

silent majority
silent majority
1 year ago
anon
anon
1 year ago

How can a so called green party be interested in drilling for oil. Oh yea one where she has connections in a drilling company. Her husband.

Daniel James
Daniel James
Reply to  anon
1 year ago

Please get your facts right before making accusations. Vix has no connections to oil drilling companies.

none given
none given
Reply to  Daniel James
1 year ago

D James…she has a connection to mining via her partner, who has been engaged in mining activities for years.

Sp
Sp
1 year ago

“Disposal of millions of gallons of contaminated water” ? That’s utter nonsense for a start. Awful reporting, at least get someone that has some knowledge of the drilling industry to explain the process to those who don’t understand and read this and think it’s accurate.

Az-zahra Aziz
Az-zahra Aziz
Reply to  Sp
1 year ago

The wise President Trump is only too aware of the problems of fake news, Sadly it sells papers, keeps the idiots happy in their dim, not wishing to hear the truth, only what they wish to believe.

It’s world wide.

Don't tell him pike.
Don't tell him pike.
1 year ago

Yawn.usuall fake news.

Dicky Daniels
Dicky Daniels
1 year ago

Do they have any policy on generating wealth to fund there ideas.

Migs
Migs
1 year ago

All those armchair, misogynist, Daily Wail reader snowflakes writing such slander. As Daniel says: “check your facts”. As I did.

none given
none given
Reply to  Migs
1 year ago

grow up migs – the fact is her partner and father of her children has been involved in large scale mining – vix even tried justifying it sometime ago, on another comment board, on another site, about it being sustainable mining. Those comments probably still exist if you care to search the articles

check your own facts – and while were on the subject – you are insulting the posters on this site by referring to them as misogynist – how do you know they are male? hypocrite

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none given
Reply to  none given
1 year ago

Paul C Craggs
@Paul_C_Craggs
Minor Miner and Micro Blogger on Eurasian Geopolitik

……….

as vix’s partner describes himself on his twitter page

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none given
Reply to  none given
1 year ago

migs – the facts…vix lowthions partner….

he is chairman of xannat a Multi resource company operating across Eurasia
he was Director of theBlack Sea region at Anglo American …. Anglo American is a global mining company with a portfolio that spans diamonds, platinum, copper, iron ore & more.

he was Engineering manager at Hanson….a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry including aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and cement related materials.

and he is father of vix’s kids – hardly able to stand on a green ticket, when benefiting handsomely from his environmentally damaging activities – not really in line with her apparent values.

enough for you

none given
none given
Reply to  Migs
1 year ago

i guess your fine with the fact that her partner is a fellow at the institute of quarrying and a liveryman at the worshipful company of paviors – all construction related “rubbing shoulders groups”

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