Regarding the proposed Oil and Gas drilling in the Blombos area, Advasol have submitted an amended EMP and asked for comments by 2nd of July.
Here is the letter to stakeholders:Letter to I&APs
Also, here is the new EMP and Appendix EMP and Appendix
Have a look at this article that appeared in the Cape Times 17/06
Cape Argus 17 06 2010
This objection comes from Professor of African Prehistory, Christopher Henshilwood. It makes for very interesting reading. Prof Henshilwood represents the AHKR Institute, University of Bergen and is the Professor & SARChI Chair, Institute for Human Evolution at University of the Witwatersrand.
Henshilwood Objection to Gas Oil exploration Stilbaai District 09 06 2010
Have a look at the letter of objection sent by the Blombos Conservancy.
Golder, Advasol’s consultants, have postponed the public meetings to consult on the Oil and Gas Prospecting. The meetings were due to take place on the 10th and 11th.
See attached email Postponement Notice from Golder
At the AGM over Easter, it was decided that the Conservancy would begin the process of investigation into becoming a declared Heritage Area. The first step in this process is to become registered as a Conservation body. The Application for this has been submitted and Heritage Western Cape will consider our application at their Exco meeting on the 14th of July.
Here’s one local resident’s intelligent response to the proposal. Extracts of Response to exploration EIA 4 June 2010