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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!!!


Field Report #165: Shell rages on in Ikot Ada Udo
Thursday, 18 October 2007
ImageLocation:    Ikot Ada Udo Community, Ikot Abasi LGA, Akwa Ibom State

•    “Corked” oil wellhead belonging to Shell spewing crude for almost 6 months.
•    Large expanses of farmlands destroyed

Ikot Ada Udo, a quiet community in Ikot Abasi Local Government area of Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria, is located N 4° 41′and E 7° 40.9′. The inhabitants are predominantly farmers and farm produce traders who largely depend on their arable farmlands as their major source of livelihood.
It plays host to, among others, the oil wellhead located within its Otuoh Ntan farmlands. The wellhead belongs to Shell Petroleum Development Company
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Field Report #164: Chevron's Persistent Pollution of Ilaje
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Location:     Ilaje Local Government, Ondo State

•    Chevron spill wreaks havoc along Ondo coastline
•    Communities remain polluted two months after
•    Chevron schemes to evade liability
•    Plans secret mop up

ERA monitors visited five Ilaje communities along the coastline of Ondo State recently and reported that a spill from facilities operated offshore by Chevron has polluted   the entire coastline of the state.

The communities visited include Aiyetoro, Abereko, Oriokeiwamimo, Okunetikan and Okunpepe . They are among over 200 Ilaje communities scattered along the Atlantic shoreline where the vegetation, like other parts of the Niger Delta, is mostly mangrove and characteristically fragile. The communities comprise mainly fishermen and animal farmers who depend largely on the waters for their livelihood as well as for consumption.

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Thursday, 04 October 2007

Location: Obama Flow station, Nembe LGA, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

A spill at the Obama Flow Station has led to the destruction of the environment and means of livelihood of the affected people in over ten communities. The spill occurred on 10 September 2007.

Crude oil from the flow station now floats on the Tereke River in Nembe / Ogbia Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State, including adjoining creeks. Dead fish and wilting vegetation line river banks.

A delegation of the Bayelsa State Government, led by the secretary to the State Government, Hon. Dr. Bolere Ketebu-Nwokeafor, visited affected communities in the last week of September, 2007 and promised relief materials amongst others. The State National Emergency Management Authority boss also promised to send report to appropriate quarters to secure relief for victims.

The severe impact has led to an exodus of community people from the area.

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FG Insists On 2008 Gas Flare Down Deadline
Wednesday, 03 October 2007

Daily Independent Newspapers
Director of the Department off Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr Tony Chukwueke, who declared government’s position at the recent international Conference of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in Abuja , made it clear that operating companies that defy the directive would come under severe sanctions.

As part of the broad national aspirations in the upstream petroleum industry, government had set 2008 as the deadline for operators to achieve zero flares at production sites.

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