Dealing with the Scourge of Sabotage in Nigeria's Oil Industry: the Role of the Law
Article from: OGEL 1 (2004), in Oil Spills
It has always been accepted that the prosperity of oil comes with a heavy price of environmental degradation. It is said that even in the best of oil field practice, spillage of oil and the resultant pollution cannot be eliminated. Thus, the oil industry has been described as a necessary evil. The heaviness of the price varies according to locations and regions and according to the attitude of the people and government and their agencies to environmental well being. In Nigeria, the attitude has been of one near indifference, and so the burden of oil on the environment has been quite heavy ...