CHEVRON RECORDS ANOTHER MAJOR
IN ILAJE, ONDO STATE
ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ACTION (ERA)/ FRIENDS of the EARTH,
214 Uselu-Lagos Road, P.O. Box 10577, Benin City, Nigeria
Tel/fax + 234 52 600 165 e-mail: email@example.com
MAY 8, 2002
A huge crude oil spill has occurred at Chevron's Wells A and B located between Ojumole and Ikorigho communities. The spill has been on for over 5 days now. Chevron has ensured that local people and environmental monitors are denied access to the area by using the dreaded Mobile Police to seal off the area.
Niger Delta Development Commission (N.D.D.C.) officials led by its state commissioner, Honourable Olusola Oke paid a brief visit to the scene yesterday.
Ojumole community, located in Ilaje local government area of Ondo State, is host to Chevron Nigeria Limited and has recorded series of oil spills in the past.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
1. Write a letter to Chevron asking them to immediately clean up the spill and pay compensation to the affected communities
2. Support the Ilaje Communities' struggle against Chevron's unwholesome environmental practices.
3. Write to your legislators/senators and also to local/international
groups concerned with environmental protection, and request them to take
interest in environmental issues and also to remind CHEVRON of their obligations to the people.
For more information contact:
ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ACTION/ FRIENDS OF THE EARTH
#214, Uselu-Lagos Road, P. O. Box 10577, Benin City, Nigeria
Tel/Fax: + 234 52 600165 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Harcourt: Tel: + 234 84 236365 E-mail: email@example.com
Lagos: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org