Posts Tagged “economy”

‘Bonga oil spill has turned us into debtors’

Originally published in The Nation Online. By OLUKOREDE YISHAU Residents of villages around Shell’s Bonga oil field, which recorded a major oil spill on December 21, lament the effect of the spill on their health and livelihood. LuckY Tema and Ayeomane Ayela live around the Bonga field, where a major spill occurred on December 21. Both […]

Post-spill, Republican candidates, voters view drilling differently

Originally published by Tallahassee Times. By Kimberly Blair, Pensacola News Before black, gooey, and stinking crude oil from the BP rig explosion in the western Gulf of Mexico washed up on the beaches of Florida’s Panhandle last year, residents seemed only mildly concerned about expanding drilling for natural gas or oil in federal Gulf waters. At […]