24 serious environmental violations in Murmansk region

Publish date: February 3, 2006

Members of the Murmansk control authority on protection of marine bio-resources report that there were registered 24 serious violations of regional environmental legislation in 2005.

The authority also issued 40 warnings about minor issues and conducted inspections of 28 out of the 157 industrial companies located along regional marine environments.

The most common environmental violation in 2005 was dumping of garbage in the water zones. The control authority in 2005 received 116 applications for new construction projects in the regional marine zone, among which was the construction of an LNG plant outside the town of Vidyaevo. 98 of the projects have been approved, 1 rejected and 17 are still under review.

More News

All news

The role of CCS in Germany’s climate toolbox: Bellona Deutschland’s statement in the Association Hearing

After years of inaction, Germany is working on its Carbon Management Strategy to resolve how CCS can play a role in climate action in industry. At the end of February, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action published first key points and a proposal to amend the law Kohlenstoffdioxid Speicherungsgesetz (KSpG). Bellona Deutschland, who was actively involved in the previous stakeholder dialogue submitted a statement in the association hearing.

Project LNG 2.

Bellona’s new working paper analyzes Russia’s big LNG ambitions the Arctic

In the midst of a global discussion on whether natural gas should be used as a transitional fuel and whether emissions from its extraction, production, transport and use are significantly less than those from other fossil fuels, Russia has developed ambitious plans to increase its own production of liquified natural gas (LNG) in the Arctic – a region with 75% of proven gas reserves in Russia – to raise its share in the international gas trade.