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Supreme Court to hear Nigeria-Shell rights case

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court said Monday it will consider a lawsuit accusing Royal Dutch Shell of human rights abuses, a case that could make companies liable for torture or genocide committed overseas. The plaintiffs — relatives of seven Nigerians killed by the country’s former military regime — sued…

U.N. report: Niger Delta oil spills will take 30 years, $1 billion to clean up

For more than 50 years, Shell and associated companies have used the Niger Delta as a dumping ground for toxic oil and drilling byproducts, producing an environmental catastrophe so severe it will take up to 30 years and $1 billion to mitigate, according to a leaked United Nations report published…