Petition against Butinge presented to Lithuania

  • 1998-09-24
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - Three weeks ago, they started eating again. This week, Latvian environmentalists opposed to the construction of the Butinge oil terminal in Lithuania stopped collecting signatures against the project.At a press conference Sept. 18 to announce the results of their action, various activists expressed their surprise at the level of support they received from the public."This kind of response would not have happened just two years ago," said Arvids Ulme, president of the Environmental Protection Club (VAK). "There seems to be an awakening of ideals in the country."During the past eight w...
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