Tuesday, March 10, 2015

FT: Algerian protests against fracking

The FT reports [FT.com] on protests that have erupted in the south of Algeria against fracking plans of the government. Residents fear that the chemicals used for the procedure will pollute the scarce water resources available in the region that borders the Sahara desert.

The government states that it should develop all resources for the economic benefit of the country. However,
"Ms Touni, the protest leader, said perceived corruption and anger about how the government distributes resources from Algeria’s vast energy resources had contributed to doubts about the project."

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