|Abstract||The causes of environmental degradation and biodiversity depletion arising from the activities of the oil industry in the region are evaluated. The authors argue that, specific negative impact on the region arising from the activities of the industries include: environmental pollution, biodiversity depletion, social destabilization, underdevelopment of host communities, global warming and associated elevated flood risk Furthermore, a direct consequence of property rights structure following from existing legislature is the underdevelopment of host communities in spite of huge national earnings from oil and gas since 1970. The authors concluded by favouring all embracing and genuine stakeholders participation in environmental and developmental issues in the region.|
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|Akpoborie IA||Department of Geology, Delta State University, Abraka Nigeria||1|
|Akporhonor EE||Department of Chemistry, Delta State University, Abraka||5|
|Emoyan OO||Department of Chemistry, Delta State University, P.M.B 1 Abraka, Nigeriafirstname.lastname@example.org||3|
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