The aftermath of a Shell oil spill in Nigeria.
SUThe aftermath of a Shell oil spill in Nigeria, which was apparently not Shell’s fault.

Two updates on international lawsuits against oil companies. You will not be surprised to learn that each features good news for the corporation involved.

We wrote last October about a lawsuit filed by four Nigerian villagers, seeking compensation from Shell for years of oil spills that polluted the local water supply. Shell claimed that the spills were the work of thieves and sabotage, not its own negligence.