Author Archives: Scott Rosenberg

When We Were Hela, a short film about ExxonMobil in Papua New Guinea

Hela doc foto

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There are some disturbing facts buried in the debris of ExxonMobil’s $19 billion liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea, which was funded in part by a U.S. government loan. In 2012, a landslide from an ExxonMobil quarry there killed 27 people — a disaster ExxonMobil and the government of Papua New Guinea declared to be an act of God.

Other evidence, however, paints a very different picture — and also reveals the entire project is fueling civil unrest that may be approaching a boiling point.