Botswana accused of allowing hydraulic fracturing in wildlife reserves.
Other companies include Anglo American, Tlou Energy, Exxaro, Kalahari Energy and Tamboran Resources.
Fracking involves shooting water infused with sand and chemicals at high pressure into coal beds or shale formations to unlock reser- voirs of natural gas. The practice is the subject of intense debate in the United States and elsewhere, with activists citing methane leaks from gas well heads and possible contamination of the air and groundwater.
Barbee’s film, The High Cost Of Cheap Gas, contends that natural gas extraction is “dirtier than the industry will admit”. But for Southern African countries struggling to provide adequate affordable electricity to their populations, promises from energy companies of jobs, hefty returns and reduced
Under threat: Giraffes in the chobe national Park in botswana. a Government map shows that authorities in botswana have allocated gas exploration concessions in the central Kalahari Game reserve, Kgalagadi Transfrontier national Park and chobe national Park without a public debate about the possible environmental and health consequences. – aP