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Will we ever see an end to oil spills? If it's up to Shell, the answer is no. In Nigeria, Shell is responsible for ongoing oil spills that have caused grave health problems, poisoned drinking water, and desolated the environment.

According to a 2013 report by Amnesty International, the hundreds of oil spills that occur in Nigeria each year are majorly attributable to faulty equipment and poor maintenance, rather than sabotage and theft as Shell has claimed. Spill investigators — who primarily consist of Shell employees — falsely ascribe the spills to sabotage and misrecord the volume spilled in order to avoid compensating affected communities.

Nigeria's National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has neither the funds nor the regulations to ensure that Shell is held responsible for their negligence, which allows the company to freely exploit the region without consequence.

Write to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan asking him to sanction Shell, and to require the company to compensate the people and restore the environments which their destructive, profit-motivated actions have affected.

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Dear President Jonathan,

For years, Shell Oil has shown flagrant disregard for human, animal, and plant life by allowing hundreds of oil spills a year in the Niger Delta. Although Shell's own investigators often cite sabotage and theft as the main causes of these spills, Amnesty International (AI) has shown otherwise.

According to AI's "Bad Information" report, Shell has exploited NOSDRA's lack of sufficient oversight to intentionally misreport both the cause and volume of the oil spills in Nigeria for which the company is responsible. This constant deception equates to direct theft of compensation due to the Nigerian people, and sabotage of the Niger Delta.

Please do what is right for the people and habitats of your country and implement AI's recommendations, as outlined in their report, and hold Shell responsible for their ongoing disregard for the well-being of the communities and environments from which they siphon their profits.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Apr 21, 2018 Sabrena Adams
Apr 15, 2018 Audrey Glenski
Apr 14, 2018 Marianne Cresci
Apr 14, 2018 Patti Wright
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Apr 10, 2018 Catherine Ogburn
Apr 9, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
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Apr 6, 2018 Tammy Jeter
Apr 5, 2018 Beau Ryba
Apr 5, 2018 Richard Rheder
Apr 4, 2018 Dorothy Walker
Mar 29, 2018 Julie Hansen
Mar 29, 2018 Rosalinde Katz
Mar 28, 2018 Leanne Keane
Mar 28, 2018 Peter Farndell
Mar 28, 2018 Shelley Dorgan
Mar 28, 2018 PAM WALLACE
Mar 27, 2018 (Name not displayed) Shell is disgusting!
Mar 27, 2018 Llauren Peralta
Mar 27, 2018 Kathy Stevenson
Mar 27, 2018 Sylvia Williams
Mar 27, 2018 Angelita Ritz
Mar 27, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Mar 26, 2018 Gina Lippa
Mar 26, 2018 Annemarie Ramaekers
Mar 25, 2018 Carol De Hart
Mar 25, 2018 Kathryn Summerfield
Mar 24, 2018 Joann Henderson
Mar 24, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Mar 24, 2018 Jane Lemison
Mar 22, 2018 Sue Meyers
Mar 20, 2018 Patricia Lewis
Mar 20, 2018 Lesley Adamson
Mar 19, 2018 Maria Arteaga
Mar 19, 2018 suzanne sullivan
Mar 19, 2018 Jeffrey Cook
Mar 15, 2018 Nancy ONeal
Mar 13, 2018 Helen Smylie
Mar 13, 2018 Cindy Massey
Mar 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 13, 2018 Debra Foster
Mar 12, 2018 Nicole Punday
Mar 11, 2018 William busi
Mar 9, 2018 Sam Mcfadzean
Mar 8, 2018 Fabian Müller
Mar 8, 2018 Joyce Filauri
Mar 7, 2018 Lynda Kerr
Mar 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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