Residents Gear Up for Fracking Fight on Golan

Local activists ask High Court of Justice to suspend permit process for exploratory oil drills using controversial method.

Residents of the Golan Heights are trying to stop plans to begin exploratory oil drilling in the area, using the controversial hydraulic fracturing technique popularly known as fracking. The state has already granted an exploration license to Afek Oil and Gas, but the plan to drill 10 exploratory wells requires additional government approval.