You can't envy Ainars Slesers. At least not his position as head of thestate working group assigned to weigh the plusses and minuses of the pulpmill project. On the left scale is $900 million in investments, hundreds ofjobs for rural Latvians and a new engine for exporting. On the right is thespecter of environmental damage, amorphous and deadly. In the end, thephantom tipped the scales in Slesers' mind. Latvia, after all, isn't Russia:the country doesn't have a spare couple of rivers it can afford to ruin forthe sake of industrial prowess.But the investors did give their assurances. Baltic...
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