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Press Release: Sakhalin Oil and Gas Development "Think Out Financing!"
Japanese 32NGOs/POs and 121 people sent letter to JBIC and EBRD

December, 2003

Sakhalin Oil and Gas Development "Think Out Financing!"
Japanese 32NGOs/POs and 121 people sent letter to JBIC and EBRD

 Japanese 32 NGOs/POs and 121 individual submitted a letter on December 15th to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) which are now considering financing for second phase of Sakhalin II oil and gas development project in Russia.

 There are NGOs endorsed the letter included Friends of the Earth Japan (FoEJ), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Wildlife Preservation Bureau Hokkaido, Wild Bird Society of Japan and Wildlife Rescue Veterinarian Association (WRV). Also, individual endorsements are included some fishery related people in Hokkaido.

 The letter urge the banks not to make any decision for financing the project under the current circumstances of Sakhalin Energy Investment's inadequate environmental and social consideration. The concerns pointed out in the letter are: a) Liability of SEIC' Environmental Impact Assessment. The number of braces of Steller'a sea eagles in SEIC's Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) are shown fewer number than the fact. 2) Completion Schedule and Quality of SEIC's Oil Spill Response Plan (OSRP). OSRP will be completed 6 months before the operation of the second phase project in 2006. 3) Fishery Impacts by oil spill accidents and disposal of dredged sediment into Aniva Bay and so on. Also, the letter says, while the project itself is moving forward rapidly, there has been no progress with establishment of measures for these issues.

  Institutions, which are now considering financing for second phase, are JBIC, EBRD, US Import Export Bank (US Ex-Im), Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) in UK and other Export Credit Agencies. NGOs in each country have submitted letters to these institutions one after another. There are NGOs file a lawsuit regarding the approval process by Russian Government.

   ●Letters form NGOs regarding Sakhalin II●
−Oct, 29 Address to:EBRD, US Ex-Im, JBIC From:IUCN, WWF, Greenpeace,IFAW in Russia
     Re:Sakhalin II and Impact on Endangered Species

−Nov, 25 Address to:US Ex-Im From:11 NGOs included WWF, Greenpeace, FoE, IFAW in U.S.
     Re:Sakhalin II and Compliance with US Ex-Im Bank guidelines and U.S. law

−Nov, 29 Address: EBRD, US Ex-Im, JBIC From:WWF, SEW, Rodnik, Ecojuris(Legal NGO) in Russia
     Re:Sakhalin II and Law Violations

Contact : Naomi Kanzaki, Friends of the Earth Japan
        3-17-24-2F Mejiro. Toshima-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 171-0031
        TEL:+81-3-3951-1081 FAX:+81-3-3951-1084
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