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NGOs, Shell lock horns over Nigerian oil spills

Environmental groups accused Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell on Wednesday of destroying lives and the environment in the Niger Delta, and urged Dutch MPs to intervene as the company defended its record..."We consider that Shell is doing a good job often under difficult circumstances," Shell Netherlands president Peter de Wit replied, insisting the company applied "global standards" to its operations around the world...The groups accused Shell of hiding information and exaggerating the percentage of oil spills caused by sabotage...Sunny Ofehe [of the] Hope for Niger Delta Campaign...[said] " We have seen our environment destroyed by the oil companies trying to make profit. What we have today in the Niger Delta are swamps, polluted. Our major occupation, fishing and farming, has been taken away from us,"

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