If you don’t have the time to read UNEP’s 262 page report on the impact of oil spill’s in Ogoni, don’t panic. Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN), a group that works on the ground in the Niger Delta supporting community rights, has produced this helpful summary. As we noted previously, UNEP’s findings are particularly damning for Shell. As the main operator in the Delta, Shell has an appalling record of environmental devastation over the last 40 years:

Clean up efforts by SPDC [Shell Nigeria] are not leading to environmental restoration nor legislative compliance, nor even compliance with its own internal procedures.
UNEP Assessment, p135

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