Lonely Planet Writer

Ibiza fans celebrate as oil search abandoned

Off the coast of Ibiza, Spain.
Off the coast of Ibiza, Spain. Image by Philip Larson / CC BY-SA 2.0

After a four year battle by environmental conservationists, locals and celebrity island fans, a search for oil near the party island of Ibiza has been shelved. Campaigners argued that drilling for oil 30 miles off the coast would damage the environment, threaten the island’s way of life and harm the tourist-driven economy. Celebrities such as Kate Moss and Fatboy Slim got behind the drive to keep the Scottish oil explorer out with the ‘Ibiza says no’ campaign. Read more: theguardian.com