Russians Claim Damage to Salmon Streams in Buyout of Oil Field

The times are indeed changing when Russian environmentalists, blaming a major international oil company for damage to salmon streams, can successfully prompt the nationalization of the world’s largest combined oil and natural gas development. Andrew Kramer writes about it in today’s New York Times.
An article in the U.K.’s Guardian gives a bit more background to the story, noting that the massive project, based on Sakhalin Island north of Japan, has been under scrutiny from western environmental groups for some time, due to it’s potential impact on salmon and grey whale populations.

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