Environmental advocacy group, The Green Connection has welcomed the news that the seismic surveys, along the West Coast, have temporarily been halted.
The Australian-owned, Searcher Geodata, started the 2D and 3D seismic surveys on 24 January already.
The Western Cape High Court on Monday ordered the suspension of the surveys pending a court hearing on 7 March.
Strategic Lead at the Green Connection, Liziwe McDaid.
McDaid says the required processes, like conducting Environmental Impact Studies, have not been done before the company was awarded its operating licenses.
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Searcher Geodata was ordered to halt seismic blasting off the West Coast until the interim interdict to take place on the 7th of March.💪💪#WhoStoleOurOceans #notooilandgas #notooildrillsandspills #SaveTheWestCoast pic.twitter.com/64WLr3KJMM
— The Green Connection (@TheGreenConnect) February 7, 2022
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