Erlandas Paplauskis Quotes

We face huge pressure from Russia; even “Green” people are ready to make some sacrifices. I can’t be an enemy to my nation.

Russia, from the old Soviet Union days, had the only gas pipeline into Lithuania and took advantage of their monopoly by charging the Lithuanians 15 percent more than they charged other European nations where the Russians had some energy competition. The Lithuanians, decided to tie up a very large vessel at an island in their harbor to which Liquid Natural Gas (LGN) could be delivered by ship and converted to gaseous form and piped onto the mainland to provide competition for the Russians. However, the island was a bird sanctuary that was not supposed to be used for anything that might change the ecological balance of the island. This quotation shows that in some circumstances, environmentalists are willing to compromise to balance the benefits and costs.

Erlandas Paplauskis, Senior Ecologist of Lithuanian Parks, July 4, 2013

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