A Court Blocks Oil Exploration and Underwater Seismic Testing Off South Africa’s ‘Wild Coast’

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Takeaways:

  • A court in South Africa has rejected a permit for oil and gas exploration in the sea bed off the wild coast.
  • The permit would have allowed an oil giant to use seismic testing to map the floor.
  • Environmentalists, local fishing communities, and scientists fought against this project as the noise would endanger sound-sensitive wildlife.

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