Although this disaster is still ongoing, members in the community continue to thrive in these conditions. They demand compensation for the damages that have been inflicted on their land. Gulf of Mexico waters and animals are covered in an oily muddy orange GOO. What is coming out of the BP well is much more than oil. An "accident" with ominou...
“Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.” - James Thurber
Extracting resources is necessary in some cases but can come with devastating repercussions. Petroleum geologists, polled on the cause of the mudslides from Indonesia's Lusi volcano, say they were caused by oil and gas company Lapindo Brantas, which drilled the Banjar-Panji-1 exploration well.
The only way to solve issues such as this is to raise awareness and stand together!
"The mudflow has also buried more than 600 hectares of land." Residents of Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java will never forget May 29, 2006
Devastating affects of the mudflow to local communities.
The affected area would be comparable to the combined Milwaukee neighborhoods: Shorewood, Downer Woods, and Riverwest.
Thirteen people have died as a result of a rupture in a natural gas pipeline that lay underneath one of the holding dams built to retain the mud.
Other methods of resource extraction can lead to similar harmful effects. We need to be aware of the results of our actions.
“Western businessmen and many Indonesians are watching to see if the government will take any action against Lapindo, which is part of conglomerate controlled by Aburizal Bakrie, one of the country's wealthiest men and a powerful politician who is now a member of the cabinet of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.”
The resources that are extracted from this area create harmful byproducts and destroy the environment. The worst part is that the civilians living in these areas do not benefit from these resources as most are exported overseas.