The Oil spill in Nigeria

The oil spill in the gulf of mexico is a tragic catastrophe and it’s great that it’s receiving so much press so as to put pressure on BP to clean it up quick.

sad though that in other parts of the world this sort of justice doesn’t come quick.

“If this Gulf accident had happened in Nigeria, neither the government nor the company would have paid much attention,” said the writer Ben Ikari, a member of the Ogoni people. “This kind of spill happens all the time in the delta.”

“The oil companies just ignore it. The lawmakers do not care and people must live with pollution daily. The situation is now worse than it was 30 years ago. Nothing is changing. When I see the efforts that are being made in the US I feel a great sense of sadness at the double standards. What they do in the US or in Europe is very different.”

via Nigeria’s agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Europe ignore it | Environment | The Observer.

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