A Major Oil Pipeline Project Strikes Deep at the Heart of Africa
|In the line of fire? Giraffe in a Ugandan National |
Park destined for major oil development.
Photo by DrexRockman.
Despite the global plunge in oil prices, a major pipeline that would carry oil 900 miles across East Africa is moving ahead. International experts warn that the $20 billion project will displace thousands of small farmers and put key wildlife habitat and coastal waters at risk.