U.S. Ex-Im Should Pull Funding From Exxon’s Deadly PNG Pipeline Project

(Huffington Post, 2 May 2014) The Nation, Huffington Post, Guardian and Jubilee Australia have just published a scathing exposé revealing shocking new details about ExxonMobil’s deadly natural gas pipeline project in Papua New Guinea. The reports reveal that the ExxonMobil subsidiary leading Papua New Guinea LNG was aware that a poorly managed quarry it operated could cause a landslide. Then, on January 24, 2012, the massive landslide occurred, killing 27 people. The reports also reveal that a supply road was quickly reconstructed over the landslide—directly over the buried bodies—under the protection of Exxon-funded mobile security forces sent to defend the project from angry villagers. Among other funders, Papua New Guinea LNG was financed by the ECAs of the US, China, Japan, Australia and Italy.