RSS

How can we strike a balance between preserving the environment and exploiting new found oil in Africa? By Chofor Che, 17 July 2012

17 Jul
Oil has recently been discovered in Kenya. There is a lot  of jubilation over this discovery, while others lament. The Kenyan government believes that  such a discovery will bring about positive change especially an increase in employment opportunities.
Several Kenyan environmentalists are of the view that the oil discovery in the country will accelerate the degradation of the coastal island of Lamu.  Residents of Lamu fear that plans for a new port and oil pipeline, could have a negative a environmental impact.
How can we therefore strike a balance between preserving the environment and exploiting the new found oil, in Africa?
See the link below from CNN on the recent case of the coastal island of Lamu in Kenya.
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on July 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: