Editorial staff
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3 Aug 2022
5:25 am

Government must come clean on fracking

Editorial staff

Any operations in areas like the Karoo must be carefully monitored.

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It is worrying that, according to environmental activists, the government has still not given clear guidelines on where, and how, fracking may be conducted. Fracking is hydraulic fracturing of underground shale or rock using water mixed with chemicals and is intended to release either oil or gas. A number of people and companies have expressed interest in prospecting in the Karoo for potential fracking and gas recovery sites. ALSO READ: Department refuses to respond to fracas over ‘nonsense’ fracking regulations Environmental activists say the government’s new regulations on fracking do not satisfy the need for explorers or investors to get...