Nigerian Oil Spill Accountability Success

7 Jul

Here’s an update from a corporate accountability success-story in Nigeria where a court just found in favour of plaintiffs – the Ejama-Ebubu community in Tai Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State – and against Shell Oil for an oil spill that occurred in 1970.

The full story can be found here.

We salute this victory for communities fighting to protect themselves, and their environment in the Niger Delta, and call for all oil companies to implement the most stringent and safe procedures at all times – even where doing so may harm their profits. As we have seen in the ongoing saga of the BP spill, when full measures aren’t taken because costs need to be cut, the ultimate cost is borne by plants, animals and local communities.

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