Khanty-Mansiysk prosecutor's office to check regional Rosprirodnadzor for corruption
Representatives of Ekologicheskaya Bezopasnost Yugry ('Ecological Safety of Yugra') NGO have sent an appeal about possible corruption violations in the activity of Rosprirodnadzor's Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District management to the regional prosecutor Evgeny Botvinkin.
According to the Pravda-Urfo, social activists believe that the manifestations of corruption might have occurred in the issuance of state ecological expertise to Ekos CJSC, a company for processing of industrial oil production waste, linked to Khanty-Ugra Duma Deputy Stepan Pytalev.
In their appeal to the Prosecutor General's Office and FSB, the environmentalists accused Rosprirodnadzor of having corrupt ties with the company.
According to Ekologicheskaya Bezopasnost Yugry, Rosprirodnadzor has created a scheme to promote the interests of Ekos through "nightmarizing of business by illegal checks and letters of recommendation."
Execution of the order is under the control of Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation. According to the response of Head of Department for Supervision over the Implementation of Laws in the Environmental Field Nadyrshin addressed to Head of Ekologicheskaya Bezopasnost Yugry NGO Anatoly Krista, a copy of the appeal has been sent to the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources.
Whereas, Rosprirodnadzor believes the environmentalists' accusations are unfounded, and the activities of agency employees comply with the law. Ekos, in turn, accuses the ecologists in pursuiting their own selfish purposes in the interests of competitors.
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