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50 Years of Oil Spills in Nigeria

15 Aug

Big oil spills are no longer news in this vast, tropical land. The Niger Delta, where the wealth underground is out of all proportion with the poverty on the surface, has endured the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez spill every year for 50 years by some estimates. The oil pours out nearly every week, and some swamps are long since lifeless.

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Greenpeace to Probe Environmental Damage from BP Oil Spill in Gulf

12 Aug

Greenpeace will be departing from a port in St. Petersburg, Florida on Thursday to explore the environmental damage BP may have caused during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Oceans Campaign Director for Greenpeace, John Hocevar said, “From the very start, the full scope of the Gulf oil disaster has been obscured by BP and even our own government.”

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Kalamazoo Oil Spill

31 Jul

There is no future in oil:

AUGUSTA — Kalamazoo County officials declared a state of emergency Tuesday afternoon as more than 800,000 gallons of oil released into a creek began making its way downstream in the Kalamazoo River.

“I just came from Fort Custer and you can smell it now,” Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Pali Matyas said. “… It’s all rolling downhill and there are a lot of complications.”

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