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  Government publishes fracking regulations

The government has published draft regulations on fracking and the public comment period is currently open for 30 days. The regulations are available at:

Announcing on October 10th that Cabinet had approved the gazetting of draft regulations for petroleum exploration and extraction – under which regulations shale gas mining would be addressed – Minerals Minister Shabangu said that the public would have 30 days to make their comments. Responding to this TKAG replied that this step by the government did not consitute public consultation and that in any event 30 days (including weekends) was an absurd time period in which to address such a multi-dimensional issue. TKAG last week released figures from the US, where Shell is trying to sell its shale gas assets in Colorado and Texas. Shell global chief Peter Voser told international media that he bitterly regretted involving Shell in shale gas in the US. TKAG accused the SA government of basing its hopes on what Shell had told it about shale gas... read more

  Econometrix report was flawed: TKAG and Afriforum release findings of economic study
Jonathan Deal asserted that at the very minimum, “the government must stop, consider, and openly involve various stakeholders in a comprehensive and far-reaching study of every aspect of this decision.”... read more and read more
  Important Event: Anti-fracking protest Friday 18 October
12:30 – 14:30
We assemble in front of CPUT at the corner of Keizergracht and Darling Street in Cape Town, before marching to parliament and Shell’s offices.
Everyone is welcome – bring posters and banners.
We encourage people in other regions to form their own group and protest on the same day in solidarity with the Global Frackdown event.

  US shale gas “biggest regret” for Shell’s global president
Outgoing Shell chief executive Peter Voser says in an interview with the Financial Times his biggest regret during his time at the company is the failure of the company’s huge bet on US shale gas... read more

France’s fracking ban upheld by French court as constitutional
“It’s a judicial victory but also an environmental and political victory,” French Environment Minister Philippe Martin said today after the ruling. “With this decision the ban on hydraulic fracturing is absolute.”... read more

Drugs and crime at the order of the day in drilling boom towns
With drug offenses, violence and property crimes on the upswing, authorities face an uphill climb to reduce the spiking crime rate.... read more
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