The #BanFracking campaign was launched in 2018 by local communities in the Eastern Cape, South Africa to call for a national ban on fracking in South Africa.
For decades, the oil and gas industry has perpetuated the lie that fracking is “safe,” but we’ve seen the devastating impacts in our communities. Fracking, which involves injecting water deep into the ground to push up oil and gas, also requires disposal of the chemical-heavy wastewater. But these disposals disproportionately harm and impact communities in the Karoo, South Africa, and everywhere. That’s why the Support Centre for Land Change is calling for a national ban on Fracking.
1. Sign the Petition
We won’t let up the pressure. We will continue to build the movement we need to build back better. Sign this petition to call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to ban fracking in the Karoo and the rest of South Africa.
Thanks for signing this petition. Now can you share the campaign on Twitter? See below.
2. Share on Twitter
Please help us share this important report far and wide – you can use the sample messages below to tweet:
The dire health effects of oil & gas extraction on communities call for urgent action. It’s time to #BanFracking in #SouthAfrica. #AVCaravan #AfrikaVuka @CyrilRamaphosa #JustRecovery
Our fight against #Covid19 and the #climatecrisis are connected. #SouthAfrica is already reeling from the effects of #climatechange. It’s time to seek lasting solutions to this climate crisis. #BanFracking #AVCaravan #AfrikaVuka @CyrilRamaphosa
The same way that #COVID19 disproportionately impacts our communities… is the same way big oil drilling sites abuse the livelihoods of people around them. We are calling on @CyrilRamaphosa to #BanFracking in #SouthAfrica #AVCaravan #AfrikaVuka
For decades, the oil and gas industry has perpetuated the lie that fracking is “safe,” but we’ve seen the devastating impacts in so many communities. @CyrilRamaphosa it’s time to #BanFracking and invest in #renewableenergy
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