• 1999-07-29
Lithuania has reason to celebrate the opening of the Butinge oil terminal. The country stands to benefit immensely from more hard cash and trading opportunities. But Lithuania's tendency to sweep the fears of Latvian environmentalists under the carpet is troubling. Environmental safety standards ought to be monitored, and when it comes to oil terminals, the monitoring ought to be vigorous. The potential for damage demands it.The Latvian Greens who crashed Butinge's opening last week went too far. But considering the way lawmakers in Vilnius have brushed aside their concerns, one is almost s...
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