Magazine article New Internationalist

Kicking the Oil-Habit: On the Campaign Trail

Magazine article New Internationalist

Kicking the Oil-Habit: On the Campaign Trail

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If we have to have pipelines, they must be made less destructive to people and the environment. Between now and the time when countries move away from oil development, NGOs are making a number of recommendations. They include:

[Symbol Not Transcribed] In future, pipelines should not be built through regions where they are likely to fuel conflict. Military forces should not be employed on pipeline protection. This may mean more money must be spent to get oil from one part of the world to another, and therefore increase the cost of oil. However, such a move is essential to reduce the death-toll that pipeline violence now causes.

[Symbol Not Transcribed] A better way of using revenues is needed to ensure that oil becomes more of a blessing than a curse in oil-producing countries. An international commission should be established to draw up a detailed plan.

[Symbol Not Transcribed] To increase the potential for governments in oil-producing countries to use oil revenues for their people, instead of buying arms or lining their own pockets, agreements between oil companies and governments need to be more transparent. …

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