Virunga Congratulates The Water Protectors Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – NoDAPL

Statement on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Not Grant Easement Cannon Ball, N.D.— The department of the Army will not approve an easement that will allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. The following statement was released by Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II. “Today, the U.S.… Read More

Virunga at Risk: A New Humanitarian Disaster in the Making?

A Humanitarian Disaster in the Making Along the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline — Who’s Watching? By Brendan Schwartz, Valery Nodem . The discovery of oil in Chad was supposed to allieviate poverty and human suffering, but it’s only enriched Western Oil companies and the local dictators. December 1, 2009  | In 2000 Big Oil, the World… Read More

Oil in Virunga: A New Humanitarian Disaster in the Making?

A Humanitarian Disaster in the Making Along the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline — Who’s Watching? By Brendan Schwartz, Valery Nodem . The discovery of oil in Chad was supposed to allieviate poverty and human suffering, but it’s only enriched Western Oil companies and the local dictators. December 1, 2009  | In 2000 Big Oil, the World… Read More

See “Nigeria’s Illegal Oil Refineries”, imagine what could happen to Virunga…

Reuters photographer Akintunde Akinleye recently gained rare access to an illegal oil refinery near the river Nun in Nigeria’s oil state of Bayelsa. There, he was able to document the secret and dangerous practice of oil bunkering, where locals hack into oil pipelines, steal the crude oil, and refine or sell it abroad. For over… Read More