21 Jul '11, 7pm

Shell forced to retract misleading #fracking ads in S.Africa. If only they had to here! @desmogblog @emmacaroline_

The gas industry has finally received the slap on the hand it deserves for parroting the outdated refrain: “there are no instances of documented water contamination from hydraulic fracturing.” In South Africa, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ordered oil and gas giant Shell to withdraw claims about shale gas drilling , after the authority found the company guilty of propagating misleading information in several newspapers. The Karoo region of South Africa has become an international target for unconventional gas producers since its vast shale gas deposits were discovered in recent years. The rush to drill created a wave of public concern , after reports of fracking disasters, including water contamination, well blow-outs and explosions, have become commonplace across America. The government has called for a delay in granting drilling permits until a full-scale stu...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/shell-forced-retract-misleading...

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