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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

Jan 22, 2018 Gail Miller
Jan 16, 2018 Katherine Mouzourakis
Jan 7, 2018 eric archambault
Dec 27, 2017 Suzanne Ursula lebon STOP KILLING OUR PLANET!
Dec 19, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 14, 2017 Cynthia Marzett
Dec 13, 2017 Anne Bumbak
Dec 13, 2017 Catherine Brown
Dec 1, 2017 Debbie Davis CMKBD CAPS
Nov 19, 2017 Kathleen Boyd
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 19, 2017 Camelia Mitu
Nov 18, 2017 Julie du Bois
Nov 14, 2017 Beata Morgunova
Nov 13, 2017 Erika Somlai
Nov 12, 2017 Heidi Ansell
Nov 12, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 12, 2017 Caroline Baker Make them clean up their mess or don't let them drill. Make them take their millions of dollars in profit and do the right thing
Nov 11, 2017 Pamela Daily
Nov 8, 2017 Elisabeth Carroll
Nov 6, 2017 Sue Jackson
Nov 4, 2017 Michael Mitsuda
Nov 4, 2017 Anne Sen-Oliver
Nov 3, 2017 Eleanor Manson
Nov 3, 2017 Tatiana Shelenga
Nov 2, 2017 Ian Finch-James
Nov 2, 2017 Jodi Abel
Nov 2, 2017 Denise Saccone
Nov 1, 2017 Paula Genders
Oct 30, 2017 HELGA Jelus
Oct 30, 2017 Cathy Dennler
Oct 30, 2017 Carolyn Balls
Oct 29, 2017 Mary Fox
Oct 29, 2017 Ursula Kiefert
Oct 29, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 26, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 25, 2017 jeff harteam
Oct 25, 2017 bobbette bross
Oct 25, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Oct 25, 2017 Joan Sitnick
Oct 25, 2017 Jennifer Books
Oct 23, 2017 June Curley
Oct 23, 2017 PJ CHARTRAND
Oct 22, 2017 janet mccoy
Oct 17, 2017 Rudolf Filip
Oct 16, 2017 Terri Robb
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 13, 2017 Crystal Miller
Oct 13, 2017 Liz Pope

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