This is a guest post by Andy Rowell, cross-posted with the permission of Oil Change International.
Today is the nineteenth anniversary of the muder of the writer Ken Saro-Wiwa by the Nigerian junta for his campaign against the oil giant Shell.
Saro-Wiwa was the leader of a campaign by the Ogoni against Shell’s chronic pollution and gas flaring in the Niger Delta.
Whilst the oil giant quite clearly operated to double standards and made huge profits, the locals were on the front line of Shell’s pollution, but they received no compensation in return.
In those nineteen years, life has moved on in the Delta, but little has changed.
The UK’s largest pension company will call on the government to discuss legislative backing for clean energy investment later this year.