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Friday, 30 August 2013

Oil spills

Shell owns almost all of the oil wells in Nigeria. That means it's responsible, at least in part, for the thousands of oil spills that have occurred there since the 1970s. But Shell is refusing to pay for much of the devastation its wells have caused.
Thousands of Nigerians' lives have been destroyed over the years by the wells' pollution. Now, some of those people are suing the corporation to ask for justice.

So far, though, Shell is having none of it. It's continuing to argue about just how much damage it's liable for, claiming that sabotage is behind most of the spills.

Since the corporation has raked in vast profits at the expense of Nigeria's people and environment, it should, at the very least, provide compensation to the victims.

Tell Shell that it can't keep ignoring the devastating consequences of its actions.

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