22 March 2012
Shell: Own up. Pay up. Clean up.

We the undersigned write to express our concern about the ongoing impact of oil pollution on economic, social and cultural rights in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

We urge you to acknowledge Shell’s responsibility for the impacts of oil pollution in the Niger Delta, and we call on the company to:

  • Contribute the full $1 billion identified by UNEP as the start-up amount needed to establish an independent fund to clean up pollution in Ogoniland.
  • Carry out a comprehensive clean-up of oil pollution and environmental damage in Bodo and all other affected sites, in consultation with local communities.
  • Support the need for further assessment of oil pollution across the wider oil-producing Niger Delta region.
  • Pay fair and adequate compensation to all affected communities.
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