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Villagers Taken to Police Station so Chevron Can Drill for Oil

by / December 3, 2013 World News No Comments

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Oil companies have entirely too much power around the world and harm too many people.  The companies tend to pay off the local governments and then tear into valuable land that could be used to feed millions of people.  After the companies take their oil and their money, they export it all back to rich countries as the local people continue to starve.  This happens all over the globe, especially in places like Nigeria, which has more oil than nearly any country on earth, but a large percentage of its people are in poverty.

This story tells more about how Chevron does business.  If it doesn’t make you angry, then there is something wrong with you.  Read on:

 

A road linking the county town of Vaslui to Pungesti rural town (north-east of the capital) has been blocked since early Monday at the entry to Silistea, where Chevron company has moved several pieces of equipment as it plans to start setting up the first exploration well for shale gas in the eastern Vaslui County, Agerpres reports. The gendarmes have set up guardrails and would not even let the reporters get close to the site where Chevron has kicked off the works. Riot police, gendarmes and firemen have been moved to the area. They surrounded the protesters’ camp and took them to their vans to search for their identity. Some protesters say they were beaten and shoved by the gendarmes, accusations that the Gendarmerie officials deny, as they insist they acted as per the law, given that a more than 100 crowd blocked the access of Chevron machines to the leased site.
Around 12 at noon, approximately 40 Pungesti locals who were protesting against shale gas exploration on the other side of fences put up by the Gendarmerie attempted to block the access of Chevron cars. Several protesters, including one priest, sat down in the middle of the road when they noticed Chevron company cars trying to enter the perimeter secured by the Gendarmerie. Around 80 Gendarmerie officers intervened immediately and removed the protesters from the road, while others were pushed to the side to free access to the highway. A number of Chevron company vehicles were thus able to make their way to the land on which the shale gas exploration probe will be set up

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