Pulitzer Center Update

West Africa's Oil Industry: Pulitzer Center Grantee Generates Buzz

Image by Christiane Badgley. Ghana, 2011.

A recent iWatch article by Pulitzer Center grantee Christiane Badgley, West African Oil Boom Overlooks Tattered Environmental Safety Net, has garnered significant attention among industry watchdogs, environmental groups and civil society organizations. Her reporting focuses on the rapid expansion of Ghana's oil industry despite serious environmental risks, inadequate monitoring systems, and a lack of equipment required to respond to possible oil spills.

The article was posted by Oil Change International and Ghana Oil Watch. In addition, it was featured on the blogs of Revenue Watch and photojournalist Ed Kashi, and was circulated by numerous environmental and civil society organizations.