July 14, 2008

AlterNet reports on Nigeria and CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD

Did you know that the ongoing conflict in Nigeria's Niger Delta region can affect how much you pay at the pump? Nigeria is Africa's leading producer of petroleum and the world's sixth largest oil producer. This means that any time there is an oil spill or a militant attack in the Niger Delta, the world's gas consumers also feel the impact.

To learn more, check out Alternet.org's article "Africa: The Next Victim in Our Quest for Cheap Oil." The article includes an interview with Michael Watts (UC Berkeley Director of African Studies and editor of Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta) and also features our short-film Curse of the Black Gold.