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South Africa – Fracking not only planned for Karoo

While Shell plans to use fracking to extract natural gas in the Karoo, other areas such as the Eastern Cape, the Free State and southern KZN (including parts of the Drakensberg) have also been targeted by mining companies.   These companies include Sasol (which has partnered with Statoil of Norway and Chesapeake of the US), […]

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Fishermen, Hunters Take On Fracking

WHITELEY, Pa. — Fishermen are gearing up and hunters are taking aim – for Marcellus Shale gas drilling. A new coalition of outdoors groups is emerging as a potent force in the debate over natural gas drilling. The Sportsmen Alliance for Marcellus Conservation isn’t against the process of fracking for gas, but its members want […]

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Water is the new liquid gold

Oil companies that need water for “fracking” wells compete for access Bruce Frasier sweats in the 106-degree heat at his Carrizo Springs, Texas, farm while stacking 42-pound boxes of cantaloupes bound for Kroger supermarkets and Wal-Mart Stores. But he’s turning away all offers for his most prized commodity: water. Texas’s worst drought since record-keeping began […]

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Boycott Shell to Save our Water!

Earthlife Africa and anti-fracking activists are calling for a National Boycott of Shell. This countrywide boycott will start on Tuesday, 17 May and last until the Government bans all fracking or Shell withdraws its application to frack for shale gas in the Karoo. This urgent and important action will start from 17 May 2011 and […]

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What would you choose: Energy or Drinking Water?

With South Africa’s 2011 Municipal elections on 18 May, this is the time to vote for the part/candidates in your area who will protect our precious water resources from shale gas fracking.  Just because Shell is interested in fracking the the Karoo, doesn’t mean it won’t do exploratory fracking in other parts of South Africa […]

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Getting Fracked

Despite Shell’s assurances, fracking does pollute water, and the fact that it has been stopped in several countries because of pollution concerns should be enough reason not to try it here in South Africa. What’s more, Shell doesn’t exactly have an ecological record in Africa as pure as diven snow.  Nine million barrels of spilt […]

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SAY NO! To Global Shale Gas Fracking’s Final Human Descent into Ecocidal Barbarity

It is simply wrong to blow up the Earth destroying scarce water for limited energy with no climate benefits as purported. New science shows shale gas fracking is equally damaging to climate as other fossil fuels including coal, and last week there was a major toxic fracking water release into Pennsylvania’s waterways; yet fracking remains […]

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Natural Gas from Shale Fracking Contributes to Global Warming

Natural gas extracted from shale formations has a greater greenhouse gas footprint — in the form of methane emissions — than conventional gas, oil and coal over a 20 year period. This calls into question the logic of its use as a ‘climate-friendly’ alternative to fossil fuels, according to Robert Howarth and colleagues, from Cornell […]

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South Africa: Farmers seek halt on Karoo shale gas exploration

South African farmers want shale gas exploration and production in the Karoo region to be put on hold until the extraction methods are proven environmentally safe, an industry group said on Thursday. The government last month placed an indefinite moratorium on the processing of all new exploration and production rights in the Karoo, but this […]

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