Transboundary Oil Spill in the Amazon: what could be the impact in the Great Lakes Region – Virunga

1 / The damage caused by such an oil spill in the Semliki River, which issues from Lake Edward in Virunga National Park and happens to be the source of the Nile, could reach other nations as Uganda, Rwanda, polluting zones and coasts up to the Mediterranean sea, with serious impact on environment, livelihoods, water… Read More

Oil Governance in Lake Turkana: “If ‘we the people’ don’t stand up for our collective interest, no one else will do it for us”

OIL GOVERNANCE: FOLT’S PERSPECTIVE ON OIL IN TURKANA but what if the best and only solution will be to: KEEP THE OIL IN THE SOIL? Looking back at 2013-2016 (SV) The recent oil discovery in Turkana has been termed as a historic discovery and is seen to be a boost to the country’s economy which… Read More

Message 6 – Oil in Bodo – Nigeria: A message to the Oil Companies

Chief Saint Emmah Pii speaks about Shell’s oil pollution in Nigeria. The facts about Shell’s oil pollution in Nigeria. Living with Shell is bad, and it’s getting worse every day. Tell the world! Join worsethanbad.org Source: WorsethanBad

Oil in Virunga: Environmental costs and liabilities, a shareholders responsibility.

Shareholder responsibility could spur shift to sustainable energy Allowing shareholders to be held liable for the damages that companies cause to the environment and people could help transform the world’s energy system towards sustainability, according to new research published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). . The research carried out at IIASA… Read More

Oil and Poverty in Africa: Livelihoods are more important to local people than Oil

Oil over Africa: Growth in Poverty The poverty side of Angola – Lobito Angola is a rich country thanks to oil, but like in many countries, you can meet a lot of poor people. Most of them live in old buildings, old ruins, from the portuguese colonial time. The contrast is huge…This little girl lives… Read More

East African Oil needs Environmental Planning to Avoid Disaster, DRC Virunga needs no-go-zone

East African Oil and Gas – Proper Environmental Planning Needed to Avoid Disaster By Thembi Mutch, 27 September 2012 East Africa is about to experience a hydrocarbon induced economic boom. However, the disconnect between what oil and petrol companies say is happening regarding the development of oil and gas resources, versus what international NGOs, academics… Read More

NO OIL EXPLORATION IN VIRUNGA NP: Greenpeace … all united!

Greenpeace Africa opposes potential oil exploration in Virunga National Park Press release – September 27, 2012 Kinshasa, 26 September, 2012 – London-based oil company SOCO has been granted permission to conduct aerial surveys for oil exploration in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The British foreign office said today that both… Read More

War and then Crude? The true dangers of oil extraction

Documentary exposing the true dangers of oil extraction Dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon, Texaco (now Chevron) has been ordered to pay $8 billion to clean up its environmental pollution of reckless oil drilling and restore human rights for the 30,000 affected peoples. Chevron REFUSES to pay the verdict of this… Read More

Virunga Déversements Pétroliers pour les Nuls

For ENGLISH here Les déversements de pétrole ont des répercussions graves sur la faune et l’environnement en fonction de [1]: (1) du type d’hydrocarbures déversés, (2) l’emplacement du déversement, (3) les espèces d’animaux habitant dans la région, (4) les cycles de reproduction et les migrations saisonnières, (5) ainsi que la météo pendant la fuite de… Read More

Virunga Oil Spill for Dummies

Oil spills have severe impacts on wildlife and the environment depending on [1]: (1)  the type of oil spilled, (2)  the location of the spill, (3)  the species of wildlife in the area, (4)  timing of breeding cycles and seasonal migrations, (5)  as well the weather during the oil spill Lake Edward, at the center… Read More

Virunga: What if the world paid attention before it was too late?

369 oil spills a year – one per day…. We are looking at a time bomb Fire power against fire power SWEET CRUDE: A FILM ABOUT THE NIGER DELTA In a small corner of the most populous country in Africa, billions of dollars of crude oil flow under the feet of a desperate people. Immense… Read More