Shale gas mining is a process that applies the technique of high-volume, horizontal, slick-water fracturing (‘fracking’ or ‘hydraulic fracturing’). It involves pumping water, sand and chemicals into horizontally drilled wells, under hydraulic pressure to fracture the underground shale layers and release gas.

SHALE GAS MINING IS UNSUSTAINABLE • WATER THIRSTY • POSES DOCUMENTED ENVIRONMENTAL RISK
 
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Where political parties stand on fracking

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Fracking activist wins international environmental prize

South African environmental campaigner Jonathan Deal was yesterday awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for his work in the fight against hydraulic fracturing in the Karoo.