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- Some twenty one years after the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa and other Ogoni activists, there is some hope that finally, finally, the oil polluted Ogoniland in the Niger Delta will begin to be cleaned up from decades of exploitation.
- Nobel Peace Laureates have added their voices to the call to permanently protect the Arctic from oil and gas exploration and production. In a letter sent today to members of the Arctic Council, the signatories point out that, “nations who share borders in this remarkable region also share an obligation to protect it…both by tackling...
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- The serial offender Shell is being sued. Again. The oil giant finds itself in a court in London today for the second time in five years for its ongoing chronic pollution problems in the Niger Delta.
- Nigerian activist Nnimmi Bassey on the state's efforts to crush memory of the struggle against Shell
- Veteran anti-oil campaigners were gifted an early Christmas present at the end of last week when a Dutch appeal court ruled that four farmers could sue Shell in the Netherlands for compensation caused by oil pollution on their land in Nigeria.
- There was more good news from the Arctic yesterday, when Norwegian oil company Statoil announced it was “exiting” the region, following recent exploration results in neighbouring oil and gas leases.
- Every year today is the one day that I dread. Even now twenty years on, today does not feel like any other day. It is not a normal day. It was twenty years ago today that the world watched in horror when the Nigerian junta murdered the writer and activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni.
- Twenty four hours after Shell’s seismic announcement that it was pulling out of the Arctic “for the foreseeable future” the announcement is still making waves.
- Royal Dutch Shell announced this morning that it would be abandoning its exploration program in the U.S. offshore Arctic for the “foreseeable future” (see our response here). After more than 7 billion dollars and many seasons of almost unbelievable mishaps – Shell made the call along with an announcement that this season’s efforts had failed...
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- In response to Royal Dutch Shell’s announcement that they will end exploration in the U.S. offshore Arctic for the “foreseeable future”, Oil Change International has released the following statement from Executive Director Stephen Kretzmann: “This is a great day for the Arctic, the climate, and for everyone around the world that has worked so hard...
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