Oil extraction plans rankle Lithuania

  • 2003-07-10
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUSA Russian oil company's oil extraction plans in an environmentally sensitive zone that attracts thousands of tourists have been proceeding despite Lithuanian protests and requests for assurances that the holiday resort will not suffer irreparable damages.Lithuanian authorities said they were gearing up for a fight with Lukoil, Russia's second largest oil company, over a proposed oil platform the company hopes to erect in the Baltic Sea.On July 4, the Lithuanian delegation to UNESCO in Paris won a resolution stipulating that a group of scientific experts travel to the fragile Curonian...
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