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Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
I'm absolutely horrified. I had no idea. I left this comment on one of the articles:
Nigerian oil spills 1. Thursday, 17 June 2010 15:16 (ladyinwaiting)
This is absolutely disgraceful. And these are mostly American Oil Corporations.
If the people can't stand up on their legs and scream over this until it gets attention, and correction, then maybe the rest of the world should do it for them.
Americans are good at screaming bloody murder.
Oprah seems like a good place to start.
Originally posted by justadood
reply to post by henriquefd
and yet the earth hasn't imploded upon itself yet.
the doomsayers will be SO bummed.
Originally posted by JBA2848
The biggest gas flaring company is the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd, a joint venture that is majority owned by the Nigerian government. In Nigeria, “...despite regulations introduced 20 years ago to outlaw the practice, most associated gas is flared, causing local pollution and contributing to climate change.” The environmental devastation associated with the industry and the lack of distribution of oil wealth have been the source and/or key aggravating factors of numerous environmental movements and inter-ethnic conflicts in the region, including recent guerilla activity by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND).
And the Shell company operating in Nigeria, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd, is majority owned by the Nigerian government.