Posts Tagged “fishermen”

Ogoni Community Disagree With Shell Over Cause of Oil Spill

Originally published on The people of Kegbara-Dere (K-Dere) Ogoni in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State and oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) have disagreed over the cause of the May 7 oil spill in the community. Chairman of Kegbara Dere Town Governing Council (KDTGC), Mr. Bari-ara Kpalap, yesterday […]

Gulf fisheries in decline after oil disaster

Originally published on Nearly two years after BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, fishermen and scientists say things are getting worse. Written by Dahr Jamail New Orleans, LA – Hundreds of thousands of people living along the US Gulf Coast have hung their economic lives on lawsuits against BP. Fishermen, in particular, are seeing […]

Oil Spill in Venezuela devastates local fishermen

Lake Maracaibo fishermen sue PDVSA MARACAIBO, Venezuela – The waters of Lake Maracaibo hide the metal veins that feed the Venezuelan economy. At the bottom of the largest lake in South America lie thousands of kilometers of pipeline, carrying oil and serving as a communications channel with the pumping stations. But a recent oil spill […]

The BP Oil Spill, One Year Later: How Healthy Is the Gulf Now?

Originally published by Time. Carl Safina headed down to the Gulf Coast just days after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, 2010. A veteran of the Exxon Valdez spill — and the head of the Blue Ocean Institute, a nonprofit that focuses on marine health — Safina wanted to see the Gulf oil spill up […]

Fishermen lament withdrawal from sea over Bonga oil spill

Originally published by Information Nigeria. Group tasks Shell on clean-up exercise FISHERMEN in Akwa Ibom State are complaining about the directive by the Nigerian Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) that fishing be suspended because of the recent Bonga Oil field spillage. Meanwhile, the oil spill has been described as the biggest in the country and that it […]