Residents from 13 different villages in the Izhma district of Komi region gathered at a public meeting to discuss recent environmental problems caused by Lukoil, the primary oil company operating in this subarctic area. The result of the meeting was sensational for Russia: they unanimously voted for a resolution demanding that Lukoil-Komi Company should leave the district.
In the meeting taking place on March 30st participated 150 locals, along with representatives from local administration, prosecutor’s office and NGO’s including Save the Pechora Committee and Greenpeace. Lukoil managers were invited too, but failed to appear.
People are outraged with multiple violations of environmental laws by the company and its neglecting the interests of local population. The participants compiled... Read more >