• Petitioned Peter Voser

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CEO, Royal Dutch Shell
Peter Voser
CCO, Royal Dutch Shell
Herbert Heitmann

Clean up Nigeria

    1. Petition by

      Lauren Hatton

      austin, TX

Oil is a huge problem in Nigeria. The oil industry destroys the environment. It devastates local economies. It makes it nearly impossible for people to care for themselves and their families. It encourages corruption among politicians, and devastates the lives of millions.

The people believed life would get better when oil was first discovered 1956; but life has not gotten better. Oil companies use out of date equipment, causing spills which destroy the environment, and therefore, many Nigerians livelihood, fishing. Companies also take their time about cleaning up these spills, causing even more damage. Instead of helping out the Nigerian communities that they have hurt, companies direct their funds toward corruption in the Nigerian government.

Fixing Nigeria will be a long process, but Oil Companies can help. Ask Shell CEO Peter Voser to update old equipment, to clean up current spills, and to direct more funds towards helping Nigerian communities.

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    • B L VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I support this cause. Please also check out my petition to address human trafficking in the province of bc. http://www.change.org/petitions/minister-of-public-safety-and-solicitor-general-increase-octips-budget-to-750000-annually-and-rehire-robin-pike

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    • Alan Francisco SAN YSIDRO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Shell isn't using the technology available to clean up the area and give the people a better life.

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    • Susan Vickerman BATHGATE, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      ALL oil companies are rich. If Shell is pumping oil out of Nigeria, the very best you can do is to use up to date equipment. Of course, it would be far far better if Nigeria learnt to rely on solar and wind power which is both clean and infinitely more cheaper than dirty clinging oil. And that goes for the rest of the world - but Nigeria being in sunny Africa can really exploit solar power.

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      What is going on in NIgeria is an ongoing disaster, due to the corruption in the Nigerian government and Royal Dutch Shell. As the CEO of Shell only cares about money, we need to boycott corporations like this that rip off people around this increasingly polluted planet and destroy the environment and the ability of millions of people and much wildlife, some endangered, to live in relatively unpolluted conditions.

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