Roughly 70 percent of Nigerians — particularly those in the oil-rich Niger Delta region — live in poverty. That’s because Western oil giants like Shell and Chevron, not the Nigerian people, own and exploit the country’s lucrative resources.
Royal Dutch Shell isn’t crying over spilled oil in the Niger Delta.
Royal Dutch Shell is meeting with lawyers representing Nigerian communities impacted by two spills that sent 500,000 barrels of oil into the Niger Delta region over a period of months in 2008.
Shell has already acknowledged that the leaks occurred, but hasn’t been so willing to accept the extent of the damages claimed