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Oil industry has brought poverty and pollution to Niger Delta

Author: Amnesty International, Published on: 30 June 2009

The oil industry in the Niger Delta of Nigeria has brought impoverishment, conflict, human rights abuses and despair to the majority of the people in the oil-producing areas, according to a new Amnesty International report...[T]he report...also details how the Nigerian government is failing to hold oil companies to account for the pollution they have caused. “Oil companies have been exploiting Nigeria’s weak regulatory system for too long,” said Audrey Gaughran of Amnesty International. “They do not adequately prevent environmental damage and they frequently fail to properly address the devastating impact that their bad practice has on people’s lives.” [refers to Shell]

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Related companies: Shell