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Russian Official Criticizes Shell's Efforts On Environment


http://gdb.rferl.org/5CD37586-4E3D-47D1-9AFD-9EE6FB00F037_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/5CD37586-4E3D-47D1-9AFD-9EE6FB00F037_mw800_mh600.jpg Oleg Mitvol (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) November 13, 2006 -- Oleg Mitvol, the deputy head of Russia's Rosprirodnadzor environmental agency, says proposals by Royal Dutch Shell to resolve environmental damage at a liquefied-natural-gas project in Russia's Far East are insufficient.


Russian officials accuse Shell of a series of environmental violations at Sakhalin-2.


However, some observers say environmental checks are aimed at securing favorable terms for state-controlled Gazprom to enter the project.


(AP)

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