The BP Disaster - Lessons from the Niger Delta (Conversations with History) - UCTV - University of California Television
The BP Disaster - Lessons from the Niger Delta (Conversations with History)
Premiere Date: 9/6/2010; 52 minutes


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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes human rights lawyer Oronto Douglas, advisor to the President of Nigeria, to discuss the impact of major oil companies on the ecology and politics of Nigeria. Drawing on his experience as a native of the Niger Delta and a leader of the environmental movement there, Douglas traces the struggle for environmental justice in his homeland and analyzes the problems facing the new President of Nigeria. He also analyzes the BP disaster in the American Gulf Coast and the impact it has had on global consciousness. (#19602)

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