Resources tagged: impact on communities


Ecuador oil emergency due to protest

Author: CNN
Date: February 22, 2006
Categories: Critical accounts of negative impacts, Governance, News Articles

Ecuador’s government has declared a state of emergency — suspending civil liberties — in a jungle province to quell protests that have interrupted the flow of crude in the nation’s two main oil pipelines, President Alfredo Palacio’s spokesman said Wednesday. Television on Wednesday broadcast images taken a day earlier of three men apparently shot and wounded by soldiers who were trying to repel hundreds of people hurling stones at them in the town of Borja, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Quito. DOWNLOAD: Ecuador oil emergency due to protest


Impacts of oil on environment and wellbeing – Nigeria

Author: Legbrosi Saro Pyagbara, for the United Nations
Date: August 2007
Categories: Critical accounts of negative impacts, Environment

Crude oil has had profound impact on the world civilization than any single natural resource in recorded history. Oil has become a very decisive element in defining the politics, rhetoric and diplomacy of states. This fact is adumbrated in a public lecture entitled “Oil in World Politics” delivered by a former secretary of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the late Chief M.O.Feyide, when he asserted that “All over the world, the lives of people are affected and the destiny of nations are determined by the result of oil explorations. Oil keeps the factors of the industrialized countries working and provides the revenues, which enable oil exporters to


Community impacts of the Exxon Valdez oil spill

Author: Stephen R. Braund and Jack Kruse
Date: May 2009
Categories: Critical accounts of negative impacts, Oil spills, Reports

Overview: The oil spilled in Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (EVOS) was produced onshore at Prudhoe Bay. The size of the spill was 50 times larger than the largest spill considered in OCS scenarios. It is fair to say that no one imagined that so much oil could be spilled in one event. Unfortunately, however, 11 million gallons of oil did spill from a tanker into the offshore environment. That said, the fact that EVOS occurred does not mean that it constitutes the best high-end scenario for an OCS-related oil spill. Smaller spills are far more likely, particularly given the attention paid to avoiding a repeat of EVOS. For this reason,


Civilians and oil firms flee Niger Delta as guerrilla attacks worsen

Author: Peter Beaumont, in The Observer
Date: Sunday 20 July 2008
Categories: Critical accounts of negative impacts, Governance, News Articles

SUMMARY: The article describes how assaults on foreign workers that threaten to shut down one of the world’s biggest suppliers, reveal the struggle for power between the army and shady militia gangs in the Niger Delta. DOWNLOAD: Civilians and oil firms flee Niger Delta as guerrilla attacks worsen World news The Observer