29 July 2011
APPARENTLY threatened by the menacing impact of climate change, some 250 Niger Delta women are currently threatening to mobilize women and youths in the oil and gas region, to rise again against big oil if they failed to stop the environmentally destructive gas flaring in the area.
This, AkanimoReports understood will be the direct fallout of their meeting last week to x-ray the negative impact of continued gas flaring vis-a-vis the rampaging climate change. At their environmental conference in a remote community in the oil region, the protesting women resolved to take on the transnational oil and gas corporations operating in the oil region, in a bid to compel them to stop further gas flaring there.
They have also resolved to mobilize and organize in a seeming frantic bid to ensure that oil companies are accountable. In their view, gas flaring has allegedly resulted in soil infertility, decrease in agricultural productivity, forest and animal loss, and contributes to global warming