Letter to the KM:
News that the British Geological Survey are to publish a report stating
that there is significant oil under the Kent Weald will spell disaster
for the County and the environment. The damage to the local ecology
will be significant and, of course, drilling up more oil to be burned is
is driving the current climate chaos which has brought misery to local
"Drill, baby, drill" is completely the wrong response to our energy needs.
Burning more unrenewable oil might put off the coming energy crisis for a
few years but it will also ensure that we will not have the resources
to transition our energy to sustainable and renewable sources.
Unless energy is from a renewable source, it will run out. I know it
sounds obvious but unless government dumps the short term fixes for real
investment in sustainable green energy, we will all be in
real trouble in the near future.
Green Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Maidstone and the Weald