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Nigeria Parliament: Shell Should Pay $3.6 Billion

AP | Posted 01.27.2015 | Green

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — A parliament committee in Nigeria says that Shell should pay $3.6 billion in fines as punishment for a 2011 oil spill. ...

Shell To Negotiate With Nigerians Over Oil Spill

AP | By CARLEY PETESCH | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Shell officials on Monday began talks in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives for the Bodo community ...

Supreme Court Shoots Down Foreign Human Rights Abuse Victims

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has limited the ability of foreign victims of human rights abuses to use American courts to seek accountability and mo...

20 Years Later, Shell Hopes Supreme Court Will Endorse 'Business As Usual'

Katie Redford | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Katie Redford

This Supreme Court has already ruled that companies have a First Amendment protected right to purchase elections. Now it should recognize that when corporations are granted the same rights as human beings, they must also be endowed with the same responsibilities.

African Villagers Sue Shell In Landmark Case

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

* Nigerian fishermen, farmers seek damages * Shell says three spills caused by sabotage * Could clear way to more cases ...

Free to Speak, Free to Kill?

Brian Giacometti | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Brian Giacometti

The personhood debate stems from legal rights enjoyed by corporations. Do they have standing in court? Can they donate to their favorite politician? Do they have freedom of speech? And joking aside, these are legitimate debates.

Court To Hear Bid To Sue Shell For Nigerian Abuses

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Monday it will use a dispute between Nigerian villagers and oil giant Royal Dutch Shell to decide whether corpora...

Shell Accepts Liability For Two Oil Spills In Nigeria

The Guardian | John Vidal | Posted 10.03.2011 | World

Shell faces a bill of hundreds of millions of dollars after accepting full liability for two massive oil spills that devastated a Nigerian community o...

Shell Refuses To Pay For Nigeria Oil Spill Pollution

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AMSTERDAM — Royal Dutch Shell executives defended their much-criticized operation in the Niger Delta before Dutch lawmakers on Wednesday but sai...

WikiLeaks Reports Shell Oil Infiltrates Nigerian Government

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria — A U.S. Embassy cable released by the WikiLeaks website alleges that Royal Dutch Shell PLC's top manager in Nigeria claimed the ...

Clean Water -- A Basic Human Right

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

In a society driven by profits and politics, clean, safe water is the result of a sustained, vigilant effort. But how do our actions in the United States impact the rest of the world's water?

Shell's Nigeria Oil Pipeline Constantly Sabotaged

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LAGOS, Nigeria — Royal Dutch Shell PLC warned Sunday that thieves in Nigeria's oil-rich and restive southern delta are increasingly targeting th...

BP and the Niger Delta: A Horrendous Tale of Two Oil Spills

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The first drop of oil had barely shot to the surface following the murderous explosion on BP's Gulf oil rig when President Obama and BP officials...

Nigeria: Shell Agrees To Pay $15.5M In Landmark Human Rights Case

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Royal Dutch Shell agreed to a $15.5 million settlement Monday to end a lawsuit alleging that the oil giant was complicit in the execu...

Shell Shuts Down Nigerian Oil Field After Attack

AP | EDWARD HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LAGOS, Nigeria — Militants in speedboats raided an oil installation off Nigeria's southern coastline on Thursday, forcing Royal Dutch Shell to s...