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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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South Africa: Cabinet backs Karoo fracking moratorium

South Africa’s Cabinet endorsed the Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR’s) decision to declare a moratorium on natural-gas drilling in the Karoo region, government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Thursday. The Cabinet also appointed a task team to investigate the implications of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The team would be led by the DMR and also […]

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South African minister denies meeting Shell over Karoo gas exploration

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on Tuesday denied ever meeting with Shell South Africa or discussing the international energy group’s proposed gas exploration in the Karoo with the company’s South African chairperson Bonang Mohale. This comes after media last week quoted Mohale as having said that its shale gas exploration activities would not harm […]

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No vision in Karoo fracking plans

What is it going to take to stop the plans to threaten our sensitive Karoo region from being destroyed by Shell’s plans to blow it apart in search of natural gas? A controversial application by oil giant Shell to explore for gas in an area of the Karoo should be put on hold, the Democratic […]

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