Chevron Cleared in 1998 Shooting Deaths of Protesters in Niger Delta

A federal jury in San Francisco has just cleared oil giant Chevron of any responsibility for the May 1998 shooting and killing of protesters in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

A decade ago over 100 protesters had occupied a Chevron-owned oil platform to demand compensation and jobs for the environmental damage caused by Chevron’s drilling. The Nigerian military shot and killed two unarmed protesters and wounded several others. Survivors had argued that Chevron should be held accountable because it paid the Nigerian military and transported them by helicopter to the oil platform.

via Democracy Now | Chevron Cleared in 1998 Shooting Deaths of Protesters in Niger Delta

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