Most people love Fridays, but for fracktavistas and other environmental activists, Friday afternoon the time when some sneaky Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPs) send out notifications. Judy Bell is particularly fed up. Below is her response to Matthew Hemming who is
Reliable Climate Change Info
Everyone (well almost) knows that fossil fuels are directly linked to climate change. While carbon dioxide is usually seen as the bad guy of greenhouse gases, methane (produced by fracking) is about 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas.
Body Guards & Blacked Out Windows
The day Rhino and their entourage rushed into Clarens. A meeting hosted by SLR Consulting on behalf of its client Rhino Oil & Gas Exploration SA/ Rhino Resources Ltd., held in Clarens on Thursday 6 December was attended by a
Handy Hints for Public Meetings
Attending the Public Meetings Next Week for Rhino Exploration Right ER346? The dates and times are listed on our website here. Some quick facts to help you. This application is for extraction of Coal Bed Methane (CBM). Shale Gas is
Rhino on the Rampage
The appeals against the Rhino Oil & Gas authorisation by Dept Environmental Affairs (DEA) were dismissed last week. Thanks to everyone those who contributed their comments and concerns, as it now forms part of the body of evidence and action.
Gasdown Frackdown Gathering
Our Life, Our Water, Our Sea, Our Air, Our Land – Statement from the National Gasdown Frackdown Gathering South Africa October 2018 Over the past 3 days, we the community people representing traditional leaders, farm workers, farm dwellers, subsistence farmers,
Five Approvals? Five Appeals!
As you will have heard by now, the next step in the journey towards unconventional gas extraction in SA – environmental authorisation for FIVE applications – has been granted. Everyone needs to engage if we are to stop exploration, so we have
Towards a Science Action Plan for Shale Gas in South Africa
Derek Light, attorney and anti-fracking activist, attended The Shale Gas Industry In South Africa. Toward a Science Action Plan conference arranged by the Department of Science & Technology in collaboration with ASSAf on the 31st August and 1st September 2017. He compiled
Gas at Golden Gate?
A Technical Cooperation Permit (158 TCP) to conduct desk top studies on the possibility of finding shale gas in the area surrounding the Golden Gate Highlands National Park has residents, farmers, business people and environmentalists concerned about the prospect of
UnJumbling the Judgement
One thing we have learnt since we began our fight against unconventional gas exploration is that it is hard for ordinary people like us to understand all the jargon and legalese. Environmental practitioners and lawyers speak differently from us! Remember