14 Aug '11, 4am

ACTION ALERT: No Fracking Way! South Africa Species Rich Succulent Karoo Desert is too Water Poor for Gas Drilling!

Saturday August 13, 2011, 11:43 pm Shell is at it again! First (to my knowledge) they leave a mess in the Niger River Delta, Nigeria which has polluted drinking water (benzene etc in the water) and put fishers and farmers in dire straits. A UN report says Shell and the Government of Nigeria should ante up $1 billion each for the clean up, but I think it should be a lot higher for Shell, after all, they are ones taking the profits and running. Second, they have somehow induced the EPA, BOEMRE and BLM to permit drilling in the very beautiful and very fragile Arctic (Beaufort Sea) when there is no clear plan how a spill would be cleaned up. Third, now fracking in South Africa's beautiful but water deprived Karoo Desert. Does anyone see what I see? One company walking out on a current mess (Niger River) and about to engage in two other projects that could develop into even lar...

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