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Ogoni Establish Their Own Environmental Protection Agency

28 Dec

from Intercontinental Cry

Photo Credit: Friends of the Earth

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), an Ogoni-based non-governmental, non-political organization for the Ogoni people of South-Eastern Nigeria, have announced the creation of a new Environmental Protection Agency to make sure that oil companies operating in Ogoniland, like Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell, are held accountable for their ‘environmental crimes’.

Click here to read the full press release from MOSOP.

Farmers, environmentalists blockade coal seam gas pipeline in Australia

29 Mar


An environmental activist has been arrested at a human blockade protesting against the construction of a coal seam gas pipeline on Queensland’s Western Downs.

Friends of the Earth campaigner Drew Hutton was arrested at 2.20pm (AEST) on Tuesday at the Tara Estate, south of Chinchilla.

Police charged him under Section 804 of the Petroleum and Gas Act with obstruction of a petroleum authority holder, an offence that carries a potential $50,000 fine.

The section guarantees mining and gas companies access to private land.

The protest is part of a month-long campaign by local farmers and environmentalists to stop Queensland Gas Company building a 16km pipeline to take coal seam gas from five wells on the estate to the nearby Kenya gas processing plant.

Read the rest of the story here.