UKIP on the Isle of Wight have today (Tuesday) said they would only support fracking on the Island after all the appropriate and necessary tests have been conducted, with their results made available to the public.
The EU’s Energy policies have led to 1 in 5 Island residents – some 22,540 people – living in fuel poverty. It is said that fracked oil and gas might help lower prices and help the public purse, with oil and gas deposits on the Isle of Wight that could be suitable for fracking. But the debate on fracking is far from being concluded, according to UKIP.
UKIP’s IW Branch, their Councillors and Parliamentary Candidate believe that fracking should only be permitted after all the appropriate and necessary tests have been conducted, their results made available to the public, and every residents’ concern given due attention.
Once all these reports and views have been heard, the branch say they would then call for an Island wide referendum on whether the Isle of Wight Council should support it here.