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Nature · Economy

People Power vs. Big Oil

November 07th, 2012
topics:Nature, Economy
org:Avaaz
located in:Nigeria
tags:compensation, Nigeria, Ogoni, oil spill, petition, Shell, the Hague

In days, Nigeria's Parliament could approve a $5 billion fine against giant oil polluter Shell for a spill that devastated the lives of millions of people, and pass a law to hold all oil companies to account for polluting and plundering. This is a watershed moment, but unless we all speak out, oil giants will crush it.

Finally, Big Oil is having to pay for the wasteland and violence that they’ve created. President Jonathan supports the Shell fine, and progressive Senators are pushing for strong regulations, but oil companies are slick, and without huge international support MPs could buckle under the pressure.

Politicians are deciding their positions right now. Sign the urgent petition for the Nigerian Parliament to fine Shell and support the bill!

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