Oil standoff angers environmentalists

  • 2003-07-17
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUSA Russian official's statement that no inspectors will be allowed to examine the site of a proposed controversial oil platform in the Baltic Sea has angered environmentalists here and raised the eyebrows of interested parties around Europe.During a July 11 visit to the Kaliningrad exclave, Vladimir Grachev, chairman of the ecology committee in Russia's Duma, stated that because the project will take place in Russia's territorial waters, experts representing international organizations will not be granted permission to inspect the coastal area border of the D-6 oil field.Earlier this ...
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