The elections this May provide a crucial opportunity for a change of mindset and priorities within our local government, say the campaign group.
Ahead of Islanders going to the polls on 6th May, Don’t Drill the Wight say climate change considerations must be at the heart of every department, every policy, every decision and every action that the council takes. The group also says that the number 1 thing on the Island’s environmental action list has to be to reject the application to drill for new sources of oil in Arreton.
All candidates are being encouraged to engage on this topic and to recognise the strength of opposition from all sections of the Island community. You can view a copy of the letter to candidates.
A spokesperson has said:
“There are many areas in which the Island could really shine in developing sustainable green businesses, this has to be the way forward.
“We call on all those hoping to be our elected representatives to take this issue seriously and pledge to work tirelessly for a better Island environment”.