1-26-2017 Nigerian communities say oil spills have caused a major increase in serious health problems [EPA]
A British court has blocked pollution claims against Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell by many residents of Nigeria's Niger Delta region demanding action over decades of oil spills there.
Members of the Ogale and Bille communities, who say thousands of lives have been devastated by environmental disasters from the global company, had applied for the case to be heard in Britain, arguing that rampant corruption in their home country prevents them from achieving justice in courts there.
But the High Court in London said that it did not have jurisdiction in the case, ruling that it should be settled in Nigeria.
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