18 Jul '11, 5pm

No Fracking Way! South Africa’s Species Rich Succulent Karoo Desert is too Water Poor for Gas Drilling via @EcoInternet

No Fracking Way! South Africa’s Species Rich Succulent Karoo Desert is too Water Poor for Gas Drilling via @EcoInternet

Jan-Willem Eggink Manager, Shell Oil Dear Jan-Willem Eggink, I stand with and am writing to support local South African activists protesting Shell oil and others’ plans to “frack” the Karoo desert for natural gas production, and picketing outside a fracking shale oil industry conference in Johannesburg. There are many that share my extreme concern with plans to implement natural gas production in the Karoo using the process of “hydraulic fracturing” – referred to as “fracking” – to produce natural gas. There is nothing to indicate blasting toxic water at high pressure to shatter rock and release toxic contamination into water will ever be environmentally and socially acceptable much less sustainable. We support local Climate Justice Campaign (CJC) and other South African anti-fracking protest opposition groups' view that shale gas, obtained through hydrau...

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