Enviro groups approach High Court over TotalEnergies Cape coast drilling plans

Environmental organisations The Green Connection (TGC) and Natural Justice have submitted an application in the High Court against the environmental authorisation granted to TotalEnergies Exploration and Production South Africa (Teepsa) for exploratory drilling in Blocks 5, 6 and 7 on the Cape Town and Cape Agulhas coast.

The respondents include Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe; the director-general of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), who granted the environmental authorisation; and Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy, who dismissed appeals by various people and organisation against this decision.

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