Shale gas – let the science speak says WRC

Amid increasingly heated debates over the impact of mooted shale gas extraction in the Karoo, Water Research Commission water research manager Dr Shafick Adams said it was time South Africa gave science a chance to speak.

Speaking during a question and answer session at the Geological Society of South Africa’s (GSSA) Geohydrology for Geologists conference last week, he said proponents were arguing past each other and that the politics – jumping ahead of science – was now in the way....

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