28 March 2023
BCP Green Councillor Chris Rigby has been quoted in the i newspaper's coverage of the Poole Harbour oil spill:
Local councillor Chris Rigby told i: “This is unacceptable. Wytch Farm has been an accident waiting to happen for years.”
Mr Rigby, who represents the Green Party on Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, added that the plant was meant to be shut in 2016, but Perenco had gained an extension until 2037.
“When Perenco took over from BP at Wytch Farm in 2011 the site had already been producing oil since 1979,” he said.
“It was scheduled to close in 2016 and Perenco managed to get an extension way beyond the original decommissioning date.”