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Hydraulic Fracturing

  • Fracking film – Gasland – What can happen to our Karoo

    Sunday 20 March Kommetjie Hall 7pm

    The Kommetjie Transition village initiative will be screening Gasland in the Kommetjie Community Hall on Sunday 20 March from 7 pm. There will be a short facilitated discussion afterwards with information on possible next steps that concerned people could take as well some insights into South African geology.

    R5 or 5 talents at the door towards Transition events.

    The film is 1 hour and 44 minutes long and is a documentary made recently in the USA where Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as a way of extracting natural gas has been going on for a while despite strong evidence of pollution of groundwater and air and attendant health problems. This is the technology that is being put forward as the way to access gas deposits in the Karoo – much to the anger of farmers and environmentalists.
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