South African Govt Places Moratorium on Fracking
Friday, April 22, 2011
Green groups worry about the effects of the technique, which could worsen air and water quality.
A government statement, announcing the moratorium, said the mineral resources department along with the trade and industry and science and technology departments, would lead research into the technique.
“Cabinet has made it very clear that (a) clean environment together with all the ecological aspects will not be compromised,” government spokesman Jimmy Manyi was quoted by the SAPA news agency as saying.
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