Environmental Impacts of Oil Exploration (Oil and Gas Conflicts: Niger Delta As a Case Study)
12 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2020 Last revised: 19 Nov 2020
Date Written: October 28, 2020
The article highlights and explains the environmental impacts of oil exploration and exploitation in Nigeria, using Niger Delta as a case study. The environmental impacts discussed are negative impacts and they can also be described as oil conflicts. This borders around damages made in Niger Delta, and how they can be curbed using existing protocols, rules, laws and organizations by preventing further damages of the flora and fauna bodies in the Niger Delta. The article finds that curbing the oil conflicts in the Niger Delta has been sabotaged by both the companies involved with exploration and the government at large. It concludes that oil conflicts can be curbed or even totally eradicated if everyone shows concern in the implementation of the laws and regulations provided as a result of the conflicts.
Keywords: Conflicts, Exploration, Pollution, Degradation, Damages
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