Extractive industries Raising awareness of the devastating effects of extractive industries on environments, communities and the climate

25 January 2018

The European Commission today announced new subsidies for fossil fuels, with nearly €200 million for gas projects, as part of a larger package of energy investments for 2018.

9 January 2018

Today, the Italian oil and gas corporation ENI appeared in front of the Tribunal of Milan to answer for its record of oil pollution in Nigeria. The plaintiff is the Ikebiri community of Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta, represented by their leader Chief Francis Ododo, whose land was polluted by an oil spill in 2010.

If successful, this will be the first case of an Italian corporation being held accountable by an Italian court for environmental and human rights abuses overseas.

Friends of the Earth Europe works to prevent the extractive industries from destroying people's lives, the environment and the climate. We believe that resources should be utilised fairly and sustainably. Enforceable rules and practices are required to ensure that natural resources are a blessing, not a curse.

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