Sunday, May 8, 2011

Moratorium excerpt from Cabinet meeting.

Statement on the Cabinet meeting held on 20 April 2011

2. Key strategic decisions by Cabinet included the following

2.2 Cabinet has endorsed the decision by the Department of Minerals to invoke a moratorium on licenses in the Karoo where fracking is proposed. The Department of Minerals will lead a multi disciplinary team including the Departments of Trade & Industry , Science and Technology, amongst others, to fully research the full implications of the proposed fracking. Cabinet has made it very clear that clean environment together with all the ecological aspects will not be compromised.

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