When We Were Hela: ExxonMobil's New Guinea Nightmare (2014)

There are some disturbing facts buried in the debris of ExxonMobil's $19 billion liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea—funded in part by a U.S. government loan. A landslide from an ExxonMobil quarry there killed 27 people in 2012—a disaster ExxonMobil and the PNG government declared to be an act of God. According to interviews with villagers and reports in the blog PNG Watch, Esso Highlands, despite its array of heavy excavating equipment, offered no assistance as the survivors frantically dug through the rubble to find the remains of their loved ones. (ExxonMobil denies this and claims that its subsidiary "provided timely assistance to the response and recovery effort.") New evidence, however, suggests that Esso Highlands may have had more to do with the landslide than... read more
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When We Were Hela: ExxonMobil's New Guinea Nightmare (2014)