New South African film about fracking

This video from South Africa says about itself:

Unearthed: Official Trailer

5 June 2014

Unearthed, an independent South African feature documentary, investigates fracking in the United States – the technology’s place of origin – in order to understand what this new method of gas extraction could mean for the semi-arid Karoo and other countries who are considering its implementation.

This film by Jolynn Minnaar, born in the Karoo, is about Shell plans for fracking in the Karoo.

Unearthed won the Best South African Film Audience Award; and other awards.

Britain: Taxpayers to fund hundreds of fracking boreholes across the country. Drilling of holes to monitor ground movement and water pollution slammed as an attempt to dupe public over shale gas safety: here.

Britain: Fracking risk compared to thalidomide and asbestos in Walport report. Historic innovations that have been adopted too hastily with grave unforeseen impacts provide cautionary examples for potential side effects of fracking, says report by government’s chief scientist Mark Walport: here.

GOV. CUOMO BANS FRACKING IN NEW YORK Citing health reasons, Governor Andrew Cuomo put a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, which is more commonly known as fracking. [NYT]

PROTESTS against efforts to exploit shale gas reserves spread from remote and sparsely populated southern Algeria, where they began at the weekend, to the regional capital Tamanrasset today: here.

USA: WATCH: Nebraska farmer silences oil and gas committee with invitation to drink water tainted by fracking: here.

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