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!!!


Ghana - WAGP May be Polluting Aboadze Sea
Friday, 28 September 2007
Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra)

THE Programme Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Western Region, Mr. Kwame Diewuo, has disclosed that the agency's preliminary investigations so far conducted into the operations of the West Africa Gas Pipeline (WAGP) project have confirmed that WAGP operations have led to the pollution of the sea at Aboadze.

Consequently, the agency, he said, would continue to conduct intensive investigations to prove that the WAGP was responsible for the pollution of the sea.
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Field Report #162 - The Wrong Right Steps of Shell
Saturday, 15 September 2007
Subject: The Wrong Right Steps of Shell (Story of a persistent spill)
Location: Ikarama. Bayelsa State

ERA monitors visited the Ikarama community on 4 September 2007 and sometime within the next 10 days Shell and her contractors went to the area with the objective of cleaning up the spill. However, we can confirm that they only attempted to clear the crude that was spilled into the community river. The crude spewed into the bush, farms and ponds have not been cleaned up.

Taylor Creek is now dotted with islands of floating crude, especially where trapped by water lilies (acting as boom) in Zarama Nyambiri and Epie – Zarama Water fronts.

The affected communities include: Ikarama, Kalaba, Agbobiri, Epie Zarama, and Zarama Nyambiri. The Taylor Creek runs through all the above towns. The impact may spread.

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Alert!! - Gas pipeline failure and Leakage in Akwa Ibom
Friday, 07 September 2007

Location: Odoro Ikot, Ukanafun LGA, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Incident: Gas Pipeline failure and massive Gas Leakage
Company:  Nigerian Gas Company
Alert Date: 7 September 2007

One of the gas pipelines installed by Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) at Odoro Ikot in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria passes through this community's only source of drinking water. The pipeline failed two months ago (sometime in July 2007), according to Hon Okon Uwah. “Not four days ago!” he emphasized. Odoro Ikot is a border town with Oruk Anam LGA also of Akwa Ibom State.

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Alert #2: Shell’s Spill at Ikot Ada Udo
Wednesday, 05 September 2007
Location: Ikot Ada Udo, Ikot Abasi LGA, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Cause of Spill: Facility failure
Oil Company: Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)
Action taken by Shell: None
The spill at Ikot Ada Udo continues unabated and Shell Petroleum Development Company
continues to pay deaf ears to the cries of local people for a halt to the
environmental assault.
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