New US study inflames South Africa’s fracking debate

Mail & Guardian: A new study in the United States that links hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to high concentrations of methane in drinking wells has reignited the South African debate about the controversial technique for extracting natural gas. South Africa's plan to drill for natural gas in the Karoo Basin, which could pave the way towards increasing its energy independence and boosting the economy, has been met with vociferous opposition from civil and environmental lobby groups. They say that the government......

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