This publication is an excerpted chapter rom
The Energy Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth
, Tom Butler, Daniel Lerch, and George Wuerthner,eds. (Healdsburg, CA: Watershed Media, 2012).
The Energy Reader
is copyright© 2012 by the Foundation or Deep Ecology, and published in collaboration withWatershed Media and Post Carbon Institute.For other excerpts, permission to reprint, and purchasing visit energy-reality.org or contact Post Carbon Institute.Photo: Associated Press
about the author
is Director o Arican Studies at the University o Caliornia, Berkeley. The author o eight books,he has published widely on Nigeria and the Niger Delta over the last three decades. He was awarded a GuggenheimFellowship in 2001 or his work on the impact o oil in Arica.“Sweet and Sour: The Curse o Oil in the Niger Delta” by Michael Watts is adapted rom
Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Yearsof Oil in The Niger Delta
(powerHouse Books, 2008); © 2012 by Michael Watts, used by permission o the author.
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