German ecologists sue to halt construction of Nord Stream 2

Source : 112 Ukraine

The methane emissions during the gas extraction are far more than it was supposed earlier
13:17, 6 August 2020

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Environmental German organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) appealed to the Supreme Administrative Court in Greifswald with a request to reconsider the permission for the exploitation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline issued by the Mines Inspection of Stralsund, as DW reported.

According to DUH, the methane emissions during the gas extraction are far more than it was supposed earlier. Before this, the Mines Inspection of Stralsund rejected the application of the organization and the environmental staff filed the lawsuit.

“We are sure that the Nord Stream 2 would not get permission on the basis of the available scientific information. Now, it is necessary to consider new measurement methods of the methane leakage as they showed that the pipeline has a great influence on our climate,” Head of DUH Energy and Climate Protection Department Constantin Zerger said.

Related: Polish PM: Nord Stream 2 is European payment for Putin's weapons

The representative of the court in Greifswald confirmed the complaint. The date of the first consideration is not defined yet.

On July 27, Ukraine and Poland reached a consensus on the harm of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe's energy security and agreed to prevent its establishment.

On July 26, Denmark imposed a temporary ban for works on the construction of the gas pipeline in its territorial waters due to the cod pawning.

On July 24, the U.S. Senate upheld the draft defense budget that includes sanctions against the Russian Federation.

Earlier, U.S. Secretary of the State Mike Pompeo warned participants in the Nord Stream 2 project about the opportunity to apply CAATSA law against them. On the other hand, EU top diplomat Josep Borrel stood against this initiative.

Related: Poland fines Russian Gazprom for $57 million due to Nord Stream 2 construction

As we reported earlier, the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, opposed the plans of the U.S. to expand extraterritorial sanctions on a number of projects, including Nord Stream 2

On July 13, it was reported that Germany's position on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline remained unchanged - the project had to be completed.


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