Now that Shell Oil has settled a lawsuit over the death of a Nigerian activist, Steve Kretzman—a fellow activist and expert in the field—says the Ogoni peoples' struggle for justice has only begun. Shell settled because they were scared.
Steve Kretzmann is Executive Director of Oil Change International. He has worked on policy and movement building surrounding energy issues and the global oil industry for the last nineteen years. He served as the environmental advisor to Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People in Nigeria. In April 2009, he testified in the US Congress on the impacts of the oil industry in Nigeria.