This briefing paper looks at the problem of oil pollution and its impacts on local communities, politics and Policy in Nigeria. The oil industry in Nigeria, by practice and perception has failed to rid itself of the dishonourable connection to life-threatening environmental pollution in Nigeria's Niger Delta.

What is the impact of 'oil pollution' on local communities, politics and policy in Nigeria? Pollution, oozing from activities of oil companies in Nigeria is responsible for a wide range of wretchedness in host communities. It wipes out aquatic life and crops through regular oil spills and gas flaring. It stokes the air with hazardous gases, leaving its victims unable to find the life that nature originally offered. In the context of fresh insights and new evidence, pollution is at the centre of the destructive role of the oil industry in the region.

This briefing paper contributes to the debate on fossil fuel energy production asa source of wider social, economic, political and climate problems, requiring effective policy intervention. Politics and policies in Nigeria are also victims of oil pollution, for their failure to respond adequately to the problem.

The report could be downloaded and read by clicking on this link.

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ERA has recently received information that a group calling itself the "Niger Delta Coalition in the Diaspora" is still engaging itself in activities and communications giving the impression that it is linked with Environmental Rights Action (ERA).

This group issues out communications using ERA's headquarter address and mail box. We have never had any ties with this group and any views, comments or opinions expressed by them is not endorsed or authorized by any member of management or staff of ERA.

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