The UK High Court has just blocked [1] a court case by 42,000 people in the Niger Delta seeking remediation for loss of lives and livelihoods due to oil leaks on Shell’s pipelines in the Niger Delta.[2]
Platform campaigner Sarah Shoraka, who documented Shell’s failure to clean up Niger Delta pollution over the past five years, [3] said:
“Shell will stop at nothing to avoid responsibility for its toxic oil pollution, leaving communities in the Niger Delta to deal with the deadly consequences. Their demand for justice does not begin or end with this court case, but as a UK company Shell must be held to account here for its abuses. We stand with affected communities in the Niger Delta and demands that Shell ends its oil pollution in the region.”

Ogoni protesters demand that Shell cleans up its oil pollution. Credit: Platform

 
[1] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-shell-nigeria-court-idUSKBN15A1JV?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
 
[2] https://www.yahoo.com/news/uk-court-rule-nigeria-shell-claims-proceed-040004256.html
[3] http://platformlondon.org/p-publications/polluted-promises-how-shell-failed-to-clean-up-ogoniland/