Horizontal hydraulic fracturing is a drilling and stimulation technique used to mine shale gas.
It involves pumping vast volumes of water, sand and chemicals into horizontally drilled wells
under great pressure to create cracks in the rock layer to release trapped gas.
FRACKING IS UNSUSTAINABLE • WATER THIRSTY • DAMAGES THE ENVIRONMENT
|Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) is here for YOU. We oppose the introduction and licensing of shale gas extraction through fracking in South Africa in the face of known impacts and the absence of scientific consensus and proof that shale gas is a responsible and sustainable answer to energy, climate and employment challenges in SA.
As a non-profit organisation (NPO), TKAG is staffed mainly by VOLUNTEERS. Since January 2011 TKAG has developed an enviable media profile – we are recognized, around the world as a counterpoint to those that would FRACK SOUTH AFRICA tomorrow.
Through a comprehensive focus on research, our press releases, presentations and brochures have informed many people in SA about shale gas and its extraction.
We are especially concerned for those who live in the KAROO and know nothing about the plans of oil and gas companies to extract gas.
|South Africa cannot afford to gamble with your water supply, food security, the health of your family, and the heritage of your children in pursuit of a short-term gain for foreign oil companies.
We need proof that shale gas is the best, and a sustainable option and a legacy that we will be proud to leave to our children.