Who are we?
Frack Free Isle of Wight is a group of like minded individuals
from a wide variety of backgrounds, professions, age groups,
political affiliations and lifestyles.
Don't believe the hype that all campaigners are..
out to cause trouble
the great unwashed
rent a mob
tree-huggers who should get a job
Nothing could be further from the truth. We are committed to raising awareness of the local, national and global issues surrounding all forms of fossil fuel exploitation methods and their potential impact on our Island and the planet.
It is also a common misconception that activists are generally out to cause trouble. The most effective campaigns have been through determined but peaceful protest to force the democratic process using legal opposition and non-violent, non-confrontational direct action when appropriate & necessary.
Don't We Need Oil and Gas?
Yes we do but supplies of fossil fuels will not last forever and we must consider future generations.
We do understand that we need oil and gas for the foreseeable future and there are plentiful existing supplies to last us, if used wisely, while we plan for a fossil fuel free future.
The best way to reduce our dependence on them is to use existing supplies wisely not wastefully, while investing in new renewable and groundbreaking clean technologies that are being developed across the globe.
Locally we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels by
wasting less fuels and energy,
maximising the impact of the energy and fuels we use,
supporting local projects and schemes to generate more of our electricity from clean technologies such as solar, wind and wave power,
demanding government cut their annual £1.1bn subsidy for the fossil fuel industry in favour of increased national funding of developing renewable technologies.
Frack Free Isle of Wight believes this is a chance for us as an island community to take real twenty-first century leadership by acting locally to have a national and global impact.
Each of us in our lifetime, in our local area, has a say over only one small slice of history.
Saying no to the proposed oil projects on the IOW and saying yes to developing renewable projects for our island and across the UK represents our chance to stand up and be counted as part of this great transition.
If we do not draw the line, who will?
If not here, where?
If not now, when?