Author: Vicki Elcoate

Vicki Elcoate was the Director of the Council for National Parks, then the UK Environmental Law Association, and worked for the Green Party. She’s now retired and lives in Lyme Regis, where she’s one of the coordinators of Dorset Climate Action Network, and the River Lim Action group and still involved with the Weald Action Group.

Poole Harbour oil spillage: unacceptable environmental damage

Vicki Elcoate

News broke on 26 March 2023 of ‘reservoir fluid,’ containing oil, leaking into an environmentally sensitive area for wildlife. The devastating impacts of the oil spill from the Wytch Farm site in Poole Harbour are unacceptable in a climate and ecological emergency – and heart-breaking for the many organisations and individuals involved in conservation work […]