Friday, May 25, 2012

Various groups argue about fracking

Andiswa Mkosi
25 May 2012

The debate around shale gas hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, continues as various groups argue about the impact the practice could have on the Karoo.

Chris Nissen says the debate has become racialised, with wealthy white people largely opposed.

Poorer black people want the economic benefits of fracking.

Nissen is the co-ordinator of the Karoo Shale Gas Community Forum. He says economically people in the Karoo could benefit, but environmental issues need to be taken into account as well.

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