Litigation and regulatory governance in the age of the Anthropocene : the case of fracking in the Karoo

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dc.contributor.author Murcott, Melanie
dc.contributor.author Webster, Emily
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-07T05:34:42Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description.abstract The demand for fossil fuels, and most recently natural gas, has resulted in large-scale intervention with the Earth both from its extraction and its overwhelming contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, and so climate change. Adopting a transnational legal methodology, this article assesses the role of non-state actors in the regulation of fracking in the ecologically and socially sensitive area of the Karoo, South Africa. The litigation discussed reveals a constellation of actors including the government and transnational fossil fuels promoting fracking on the one hand, and various non-state actors, such as civil society, domestic business as well as the global anti-fracking movement, opposing fracking on the other. The role and power of the state to regulate fracking is significantly impacted by these actors, including by refocussing the minds of transnational corporations and the state on the centrality of public participation, by challenging regulations introduced to govern fracking, and through delaying the operationalisation of fracking in the Karoo. en_ZA
dc.description.department Public Law en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2021-12-19
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rtlt20 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Melanie Murcott & Emily Webster (2020) Litigation and regulatory governance in the age of the Anthropocene: the case of fracking in the Karoo, Transnational Legal Theory, 11:1-2, 144-164, DOI: 10.1080/20414005.2020.1777037. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2041-4005 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2041-4013 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/20414005.2020.1777037
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/82061
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an electronic version of an article published in Transnational Legal Theory, 11:1-2, 144-164, DOI: 10.1080/20414005.2020.1777037. Transnational Legal Theory is available online at: https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rtlt20. en_ZA
dc.subject Transnational environmental law en_ZA
dc.subject Fracking en_ZA
dc.subject Climate change litigation en_ZA
dc.subject Climate change cases en_ZA
dc.subject Karoo en_ZA
dc.title Litigation and regulatory governance in the age of the Anthropocene : the case of fracking in the Karoo en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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