Americans are concerned about Lake Baikal: they found giant oil reserves under the lake

According to scientists, there are vast oil reserves under Lake Baikal, 14 percent of the world's lead deposits and 46 percent of zinc. It is likely that the Russian authorities in the foreseeable future will open mining and industrial enterprises in a conservation area near one of the cleanest lakes in the world. Writes about it Eurasianet (USA).

Giant oil fields were found under the bottom of Lake Baikal - their volume is estimated at 250-300 million tons, which is comparable to the recently discovered Great fields in the Astrakhan region. According to experts, oil production from the bottom of the largest freshwater lake in Russia can cause irreparable damage to the ecology of the region.

American experts are concerned about the future of Lake Baikal in connection with the measures of the "regulatory guillotine" carried out in the Russian Federation - these reforms may call into question the protected status of one of the most important natural objects of the planet.

Thus, by the end of this year, the government may abolish a number of requirements that restrict doing business in Russia. Some of these legislative acts are outdated and need revision, but some of them are necessary. A number of environmental standards will also be revised. At the same time, the prohibitions do not apply to investment projects born in the bowels of the government or the presidential administration.

All this means that with the consent of the state authorities of the Russian Federation, any enterprises, including oil-extracting ones, can appear in the coastal zone of Lake Baikal.

- Eurasianet analysts note with regret.
  • Used photographs: Alexander Shlangman. /
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 August 2020 13: 58
    Fake stuffing, for the redistribution of the wealth of Russia, which was repeatedly voiced by different "prospectors of democracy" ... Baikal with fresh water is the future and will soon become more expensive than oil ...
  2. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 13 August 2020 17: 54
    Well, yes, I recall the statements of the American "toad" who liked to wear "brooches with meaning" (eka "high-flying bird") at the office meeting like this: - think and "tremble" about the meaning and symbolism of the brooches that I "put on" before the meeting, because I'm not here - not huhry-muhry))), "rustled": - like, such a lake cannot belong to Russia alone ... time passes, so the hegemon has already blown away, but "Wishlist" remain.
  3. olpin51 Offline olpin51
    olpin51 (Oleg Pinegin) 13 August 2020 18: 59
    All of this is suggestive of how oil is formed. There, on Lake Baikal, there are also large "deposits" of hydrogen metal hydrides. The zone is rift.
  4. alexandre II Online alexandre II
    alexandre II (Alexander) 13 August 2020 19: 07
    If the USA is against you, that means you are on the right track ...
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  6. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 14 August 2020 05: 46
    I wonder how the anxious in life can take care?
  7. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 14 August 2020 06: 27
    Judging by how "concerned about the environment" the West earlier and how impatiently it crawls today, in Russia there are huge reserves of something under each birch, and the East European and Siberian tectonic plates are generally made of pure gold, yes!
  8. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 14 August 2020 06: 37
    So in the Baikal zone or near this zone? Oil at the bottom of the lake itself, like gas hydrates, is the news of the last century. It is extremely expensive to develop where they are. Deep. The platform cannot be dragged, as in the world's oceans. Chatter is aimed at pushing through the UN a law depriving the Russian Federation of the sole ownership of the lake. Since the 70s they have been talking about the topic. With periodic exacerbations.
  9. Yuri Nemov Offline Yuri Nemov
    Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 14 August 2020 09: 57
    Maybe we need to attend to the barbaric production of shale oil in the United States? This is where the ecology suffers!
  10. Georgievic Offline Georgievic
    Georgievic (Georgievic) 14 August 2020 14: 53
    And that Russian experts do not trumpet about the damage to the ecology of Texas due to shale developments!