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TKAG takes your fight to America
The one thing that we cannot say about Shell is that they are not busy. Shell executives have been on several trips through the Karoo to try and persuade Karoo municipalities, interest groups, church organisations, affiliations and communities that shale gas mining would transform their lives in a positive way. TKAG delegates and other concerned parties attended such a meeting recently in Graaff Reinet, where members of the public and the Camdeboo Council of Churches were entertained by a Shell presentation. It is a pity that the same industry tactics are deployed in South Africa than elsewhere in the world, but South Africans are increasingly becoming aware of the threats of fracking and we won’t simply stand back and let history repeat itself.
Read more about the Graaff Reinet meeting in this article written by independent journalist, Julienne Du Toit: www.karoospace.co.za.
In the mean time, Jonathan Deal has been on a trip through shale drilling areas in the USA to meet with government officials, senators as well as people and areas affected by shale gas mining. He met President Obama as part of a tour organised by the Goldman Foundation in late April.... read more
"Almost a quarter of participants consider natural gas operations to be a contributor to their health issues, indicating that there is clearly a concern among residents that should be addressed" ... read more
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