Avaaz raises people power against Big Oil in Nigeria

• November 6, 2012
Oil damaged forests in Nigeria

Creative Commons: Sosialistisk Ungdom (SU), 2010

In days, Nigeria’s Parliament could approve a $5 billion fine against giant oil polluter Shell for a spill that devastated the lives of millions of people, and pass a law to hold all oil companies to account for polluting and plundering. This is a watershed moment, but unless we all speak out, oil giants will crush it.

Finally, Big Oil is having to pay for the wasteland and violence that they’ve created. President Jonathan supports the Shell fine,and progressive Senators are pushing for strong regulations, but oil companies are slick, and without huge international support MPs could buckle under the pressure.

Politicians are deciding their positions right now – sign the urgent petition for the Nigerian Parliament to fine Shell and support the bill, and then forward this page to everyone – when we hit a million signers we’ll bring our unprecedented global call to the steps of Nigeria’s Parliament.

Sign the petition: Avaaz.org >>


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