Our Logo

Our New logo
After careful and thoughtful design, ERA is proud to introduce to all its brand new and exciting logo.
It shows people standing in solidarity, hands linked together, determined to defend their environmental/human rights.
The "legs" represent our roots and shows how firmly we are rooted in the earth. And the green? Naturally stands for our life and the environment.
Thus, the message is clear.... the environment is our life ... Let's defend it!!!


Friday, 17 August 2007
Press Release

The Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth, Nigeria has commended a San Francisco, United States District Court ruling that Chevron will stand trial for complicity over cases of human rights abuses, torture and the May 28, 1998 murder of innocent protesters on Parabe Platform in Ilaje area of Ondo State .
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U.S. court okays Chevron's trial over killing, torture of Nigerians
Thursday, 16 August 2007

 Guardian Newspapers

  A UNITED States (U.S.) District Court yesterday rejected Chevron Corporation's final bid to avoid prosecution over alleged involvement in brutal attacks on Nigerian villagers.

Nine Nigerian plaintiffs are suing Chevron in a federal court in San Francisco for deaths and other abuses in two incidents in 1998 and 1999, in which the Nigerian military and Police, paid by Chevron and using Chevron helicopters and boats, shot and tortured protestors and destroyed two villages allegedly associated with opposition to Chevron's oil activities in the desperately poor Niger Delta.

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ERA Alert: Ongoing Shell Spill puts community at Risk
Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Location: Ikot Ada Udo, Ikot Abasi LGA, Akwa Ibom State , Nigeria
Cause of Spill: Facility failure
Oil company: Shell Petroleum Development Company
Action taken by Shell: None
Alert Date: 15 August 2007
For about two weeks now, a corked well owned by SPDC has been spewing crude oil and noxious fumes into the environment of Ikot Ada Udo in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Community people say that although the oil giant has been informed of the situation it has shown no sign of waking up to its responsibility.

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Oil Spills - A/Ibom House Summons Shell
Friday, 10 August 2007

Daily Champion Newspapers

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Akwa Ibom State government
may be heading for a collision over the former's alleged poor handling of
environmental problems in the state.
Daily Champion recalls that Ikot Ada Udo community, in Ikot Abasi local
government area was recently hit by oil spillage which affected the
socio-economic activities of the area.

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Delta Communities Form Network
Monday, 06 August 2007
Guardian Newspapers - Kayode Ogunbunmi

As part of efforts to resolve oil exploration related crisis in the area, several communities in the Niger Delta last week met to inaugurate an organisation that would represent their interest.

The Host Communities Network (HoCon) also seeks to reestablish the definition of host community and enhance the struggle for the respect of community and collective rights.

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