Thursday, July 2, 2009

Amnesty Attacks Oil Industry for Decades of Damage in Niger Delta

Nick Mathiason recently wrote an article for The Guardian UK about Amnesty International's publication of "serious human rights abuses caused by oil companies in the Niger Delta." The 141-page report by Amnesty singles out Royal Dutch Shell as being the most powerful operator in the region, thus most a fault here. Ed's photos are used in the article, as they were in the famous Shell V Wiwa trial, settled recently.
"Decades of pollution and environmental damage, caused by the oil industry, have resulted in violations of the right to an adequate standard of living, including food and water, violations of the right to gain a living through work and violations of the right to health," the report says.
It is refreshing to know that the world is finally holding these companies responsible. Spread the message, and read the article here:

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