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UN: Oil Spills Leave Widespread Ecological Damage in a Region of Nigeria's Crude-Rich Delta

By: Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press - 08/4/201 LAGOS, Nigeria - A region of Nigeria's oil-r ich southern delta suffers widespread ecological damage as spilled oil seeps into its drinking water, destroys plants and remains in the ground for decades at a time, according to a United Nation s report. Details here.

PLT Launches Formal Complaint About Former Ambassador & Tar Sands Bigwig, Derek Burney

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by Larry Powell   If you enjoy this blog, please consider  donating to the author to keep it going.  Just click on the link below . Thanks! - Larry                                                                                                        Below is a complaint I launched with the CBC Ombudsman, Kirk LaPoint (l.).  It arose from an interview on the CBC Radio program, The House. (Read "PLT" Takes Former Ambassador to Task for Bullshit Comments on the Keystone XL Pipeline" ) l.p. ===== Kirk LaPoint, Ombudsman, CBC. Dear. Mr. LaPoint, Please consider this a formal complaint about a program aired on "The House" on Sat. July 23rd, 2011. In it, a former Canadian ambassador to the US, Derek Burney, strongly defended the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which is scheduled to carry tar sands oil from Alberta, to the Texas Gulf Coast. Burney accused environmentalists opposed to the project of being "emotional" and "violent," although