Who has heard about the Niger Delta, and all of the oil spills going on there? There is equivalent of an Exxon Valdez every single year, and it has been this way for decades!!! Most of the damage (spills) is blamed on sabotage.... The people in this area are way worse off then WE are, they are far more devastated than WE are, yet the world is pretty much unaware of their plight! Yeah, what is going on in the gulf is tragic, but what is going on there is reprehensible beyond words! Where is the outrage about this? Where is the media? The celebrities with their benefits and telethons? Where are the boycotts?
If you care to find out anything about this, just google "oil spill Niger Delta" and you can find tons of links about it. And, it is not just one company working there, it is all of them. So, which company are you going to boycott over their attitude about the Niger Delta?
I'm guessing its the LOCATION....the reason there is no outrage....
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:56 PM on Jul. 7, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 1:19 PM on Jul. 7, 2010
The government has threatened Exxon Mobil with sanctions if the corporation fails to manage spills properly, according to Agence France-Presse. It hasn’t been determined what the sanctions would entail.
Previous attempts by Nigerians to attain damages against oil companies have been mostly unsuccessful.
Idris Musa, head of Nigeria’s oil spill response agency, said an additional 2,405 spills by all major oil companies in the region have occurred since 2006.
Why aren't they doing anything?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:31 PM on Jul. 7, 2010
I also wonder why it took a major spill here to bring this situation to the world's attention.....
It seems the Nigerian government should have done something by now...It would seem some PALMS are being GREASED! PUN intended...There is NO WAY its gone on THIS long and they aren't being BRIBED to let it alone
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:52 PM on Jul. 7, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:25 PM on Jul. 7, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 2:38 PM on Jul. 7, 2010
Next question overall
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