Oil giant Shell in court
Friends of the Earth is part of Friends of the Earth International.
We work in 77 countries to promote the right to a healthy environment.
In Nigeria, for example, oil giant Shell has been polluting farmland and rivers for decades.
It has made a fortune from the country's oil and gas reserves, with terrible cost to local people and the environment.
According to the Nigerian Government, 400,000 tonnes of oil have been spilled in the Niger Delta - and more than two thirds of it has not been cleared up.
This has destroyed the jobs and health of some people living in the area.
In 2009 Friends of the Earth Netherlands worked with local people to force the oil giant into court.
They are demanding that Shell not only clean up the mess it has made - but pays compensation for ruined lives and jobs.
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