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Nigeria's oil-rich Bayelsa state opens inquiry on spills

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Nigeria’s Bayelsa state has started an inquiry into the impact of oil spills caused by multinational businesses.
The Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission is in charge of the inquiry and invited Archbishop of York John Sentamu to chair it.
Reports by Bloomberg indicate the commission’s aim is for oil companies to agree to a global standard of behaviour while conducting their operations in the town.
The Archbishop says the commission is investigating the impact of oil spills over the next few days and will produce a report which may recommend a change in the law that oil companies will have to abide by.

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