Karoo Action Group proposes attainable alternative to fracking

At the Alternative Mining indabas in Cape Town this month, mining communities and communities impacted by mining voiced how upset they were that they were not empowered, and that mining had not enriched their lives and people remain impoverished because of “the flagrant violation of ethical and legal standards” and associated weak governance. Quote from Cape Times Business Report, Tuesday, February 17.

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Treasure the Karoo Action Group update

TKAG has recently written to the President and several Cabinet Ministers, placing relevant studies, reports and evidence in front of them that highlight the risks of shale gas mining, urging a cautious approach. After our communication being ignored, we decided to lay a formal complaint with the Public Protector, where the matter will be investigated.

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Have your say! – Fracking debate on SAfm: Friday 30 May 2014

WWF and SAfm are hosting a debate and panel discussion on fracking on Friday morning, 30 May at 07:30 – 09:30. The Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) will be represented by Jonathan Deal. Other speakers will include Mariette Liefferink (Federation for a Sustainable Environment) , Dhesigen Naidoo (Water Research Commission) and several others.

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Photo’s: Cape Town multidisciplinary protest action in support of the global day of anti-fracking – Friday 18th October

A broad spectrum of civil rights and environmental organisations were represented in a multidisciplinary protest action in support of the global day of anti-fracking, energy justice and in commemoration of the death of Nigerian activist Ken Saro Wiwa in 1995.

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Global Frackdown protest march in Cape Town

A broad spectrum of civil rights and environmental organisations will be represented in a multidisciplinary protest action in support of the global day of anti-fracking, energy justice and in commemoration of the death of Nigerian activist Ken Saro Wiwa in 1995. An anti-fracking protest march is scheduled for Cape Town central on October 18, Friday.

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Cape Town Anti-Fracking March – Friday 18th October

We the people of the Western Cape are deeply concerned by Government’s management of the South African energy sector. The energy planning responsibilities of the Department of Energy with regards to the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and more recently the Integrated Energy Plan have lacked ambition with regards to ensuring that we as South African citizens have access to a safe, affordable and sustainable electricity supply.

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Cape Fracking activist wins international environmental prize

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

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Meet Anthony Ingraffea – From Industry Insider to Implacable Fracking Opponent

When I interviewed Dr. Anthony Ingraffea—Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering, Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University and president of Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy, Inc.—I realized that his comments were perhaps the clearest, most compactly instructive of any I’d heard on fracking.

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Anti-fracking lobby announces new legal campaign to fight government over shale gas mining

The Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) has refocused its legal strategy in preparation for an all out confrontation with the South African Government to prevent fracking in the Karoo.

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Global shale gas moratoriums increase while SA Minister procrastinates

“While our government is scrambling to produce a secret document on which this country may make a potentially irreversible decision on shale gas mining ‘fracking’, international sentiment is increasing against the technology.

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Government stays quiet on fracking issues

Cape Argus

September 30, 2011

John Yeld, Environment &

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DMR refuses access to Ministerial Task Team Report on fracking

Media Release

September 27, 2011

The Centre for Environmental

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