Monday, August 11, 2008

Sierra Club Interview with Michael Watts

“Since Nigeria became an oil producer, about 1960, there have been over 7,000 oil spills. 7,000. Collectively that would be six or seven Exxon-Valdese’s…The World Wildlife Fund did an inventory of the Niger Delta, which is a magnificent tropical rain forest, coastal barrier reefs, and a huge sedimentary basin where the river Niger empties out into the Atlantic. So it’s a very fragile and important part of the African environment. And, with these 7,000 oil spills, the World Wildlife Fund referred to this area as one of the most polluted spots on the face of the earth.”

- Michael Watts

Click here to listen to this 9 minute interview.

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