23 May '11, 9pm

Shell Tries to Greenwash Fracking in South Africa

Shell Tries to Greenwash Fracking in South Africa

the moratorium the South African government has imposed on hydraulic fracturing , the polluting and water-intense method to extract natural gas from underground layers of shale rock also referred to as fracking. While I was cautiously optimistic about this development, I also mentioned that the companies involved are unlikely to simply take it lying down. Well, they're not. Shell, the multinational oil and gas giant that wants to explore for shale gas in 90,000 square kilometers of the semi-arid Karoo region, has been distributing flyers at petrol stations that aim to convince South Africans that fracking is a good thing. A closer look reveals that it's simply a case of corporate greenwashing -- an attempt to present an environmentally hazardous practice as clean and beneficial. Don't trust Shell The flyer, entitled Shell and the Karoo contains pictures of a happy family o...

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