While South Africa is hotly debating gas extraction in the Karoo desert, Botswana has quietly opened up vast areas, including delicate ecosystems, to unchecked development. This can have serious impacts on the rights of the people and the health of the ecosystems they depend on.
This excerpt from the forthcoming "The High Cost Of Cheap Gas" film uncovers what America's export of fracking and natural gas technology means to southern Africa and the global community. Although it brings short term benefits to a few, damage to water resources, dangerous air pollution and contamination of plants and animals are the dirty secrets of this industry.
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