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The Ecology Of Oil

Author : Myrna I. Santiago
ISBN : 9780521863247
Genre : History
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An exploration of the social and environmental consequences of oil extraction in the tropical rainforest. Using northern Veracruz as a case study, the author argues that oil production generated major historical and environmental transformations in land tenure systems and uses, and social organisation. Such changes, furthermore, entailed effects, including the marginalisation of indigenes, environmental destruction, and tense labour relations. In the context of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), however, the results of oil development did not go unchallenged. Mexican oil workers responded to their experience by forging a politicised culture and a radical left militancy that turned 'oil country' into one of the most significant sites of class conflict in revolutionary Mexico. Ultimately, the book argues, Mexican oil workers deserve their share of credit for the 1938 decree nationalising the foreign oil industry - heretofore reserved for President Lazaro Cardenas - and thus changing the course of Mexican history.

Oil Environment And Resource Conflicts In Nigeria

Author : Augustine Ikelegbe
ISBN : 9783643903150
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents a critical analysis of how oil and gas exploitation - with huge negative impacts on environment, development, and human security - has constructed a disturbing terrain of civil agitation, state repression, violent conflicts, and insecurity within Nigeria. Drawing on the nature and content of public policy and corporate social responsibility practices, the book interrogates the conflicts' communal and regional dimensions in terms of causality, dynamics, and interventions. In presenting strategies and mechanisms for resolving the diverse dimensions of the resource conflicts, it charts the way towards sustainable development and conflict transformation - two issues which would remain germane to the resource conflict resolution discourse in the specific case of the Niger Delta and beyond. (Series: Politics and Economics in Africa - Vol. 7)

Tar Wars

Author : Geo Takach
ISBN : 9781772121407
Genre : Art
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Tar Wars offers a critical inside look at how leading image-makers negotiate escalating tensions between continuous economic growth mandated by a globalized economic system and its unsustainable environmental costs. As place branding assumes paramount importance in an increasingly global, visual, and ecologically conscious society, an international battle unfolds over Alberta’s bituminous sands. This battle pits independent documentary filmmakers against professional communicators employed by government and the oil industry. Tar Wars engages scholars and students in communications, film, environmental studies, social psychology, PR, media and cultural studies, and petrocultures. This book also speaks to decision makers, activists, and citizens exploring intersections of energy, environment, culture, politics, economy, media and power.

Oil In The Environment

Author : John A. Wiens
ISBN : 9781107027176
Genre : Business & Economics
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Scientists directly involved in studying the Exxon Valdez spill provide a comprehensive synthesis of scientific information on long-term spill effects.

Oil Environment And Insecurity

Author : Jude Nonso Udengwu
ISBN : OCLC:851474130
Genre : Insurgency
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"Oil provides huge economic benefits to oil companies and oil-producing countries; however, oil production can have multiple adverse effects on the environment which in turn can affect people's lives. This problem appears to be most severe in oil-producing developing countries. In Nigeria, oil production has resulted in serious environmental damage and violent conflicts (which I refer to as "environmental insecurity"). Why? In this research, I investigated the causal link between oil production and environmental insecurity in the Niger Delta using Thomas Homer-Dixon's well-known environmental security model. Data for use with the model derives from textual material and interviews. My findings and synthesis of results from the literature show that adverse environmental impacts, together with regulatory failure by the Nigerian government and exploitative practices by oil companies, led to a decrease in the supply of natural resources in the region (land, crops, forests, freshwater, fishing waters and fish), which in turn led to constrained economic productivity that, in some instances, precipitated violent conflict in the Niger Delta. Corruption and lack of enforcement were predominant factors explaining the failure of intervention measures designed to prevent violent conflict."--Leaf ii.

Crude Existence

Author : Kristin Reed
ISBN : 9780520258228
Genre : History
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After decades of civil war and instability, the African country of Angola is experiencing a spectacular economic boom thanks to its most valuable natural resource: oil. Focusing on the everyday realities of people living in the extraction zones, Reed explores the exclusion, degradation, and violence that are the fruits of petrocapitalism in Angola.

Oil Pollution

Author : A. Carver
ISBN : UCSD:31822007911662
Genre : Oil spills
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Environmental Regulation Of Oil And Gas

Author : Chih-Kuo Kao
ISBN : 9789041107268
Genre : Law
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Despite the recent proliferation of environmental literature, publications on environmental control of petroleum activities are still very rare. This book fills this gap by providing the first major volume focused specifically on environmental regulation of oil and gas. This book contains exclusive in-depth articles written by well-known scholars, international lawyers, and practitioners from around the world. The book deals with the environmental aspect of the hydrocarbon cycle in general and oil and gas exploration and production in particular. Its main thrust is management of environmental legal risks and issues in upstream operations. Part of the objective of this book is to introduce the best practices and legal tools of environmental management of petroleum exploration and production to the international oil community and other parties interested in the subject.

North Sea Oil

Author : David W. Fischer
ISBN : 8200058328
Genre : Business & Economics
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An overview of the organization of the planning instruments used to mitigate the environmental impacts from North Sea oil comparing United Kingdom with Norway. Includes land use plans and regulations, environmental impact statements, public participation, discharge standards, and coordinating bodies.

Scripting The Environment

Author : Geo Takach
ISBN : 9783319404332
Genre : Social Science
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This volume explores how to engage audiences both beyond and within the academy more deeply in environmental research through arts-based forms. It builds on a multi-pronged case study of scripts for documentary film, audio-visual and stage formats, focusing on how the identity of a place is constructed and contested in the face of environmental concerns around fossil-fuel extraction in a globalized, visual society--and specifically on the rising, international public-relations war over Alberta’s stewardship of the tar sands. Each script is followed by discussion of the author’s choices of initiating idea, research sources, format, voices, world of the story, structure and visual style, and other notes on the convergence of synthesis, analysis and (re)presentation in the script. Included are lively analysis and commentary on screenwriting and playwriting theory, the creation and dissemination of the scripts, and reflections to ground a proposed framework for writing eco-themed scripts for screen, audio-visual and stage formats.

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