Southern Highlands, River Valley,Papua New Guinea. Photo source: ©© Drew Douglas
A deadly landslide in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, near where U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil is building a $15.7 billion gas project, is raising fresh questions about the global energy industry’s scramble for ever harder-to-reach resources.
The landslide tore through a quarry used by Exxon in January, killing at least 25 people in the poor South Pacific country, but it has stirred little international publicity, even though an expert report had questioned the safety of the excavations.
Guinean Landslide Survivors Wait in Vain for Justice
Six weeks later, landslide survivors still awaiting government assistance, are speaking out following a flawed preliminary investigation.
Huli Fences, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. The Huli are an indigenous people who live in the Southern Highlands districts of Tari, Koroba, Margaraima and Komo, of Papua New Guinea. Wikipedia. Photo source: ©© Drew Douglas