|What is it going to take to stop the plans to threaten our sensitive Karoo region from being destroyed by Fracking in search of natural gas? The proposed exploration method, called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”, involves drilling boreholes 4-5km deep, followed by the introduction of a mixture of chemicals, sand and millions of liters of water into the boreholes under enormous pressure to fracture the geological structures and force the free flow of shale gas, also called natural gas. This process determines whether viable amounts of shale gas exist for future exploitation based on the same method. It is vital that all who know or care about the future of Karoo life should participate as much as possible to ensure that responsible decisions are taken at high level. We have no time to lose — the debate is raging about what to do. This is not just about saving the Karoo; this is about our heritage and leaving a legacy for our children. Let’s build a giant global buzz calling for the banning of fracking.
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