The German environmental organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) has lost a lawsuit aiming to ban the launch of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This was stated by the head of Deutsche Umwelthilfe Sasha Müller-Krenner on Twitter.
"After intensive negotiations, the Supreme administrative court of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in Greifswald rejected our lawsuit against Nord Stream 2," Müller-Krenner said.
Nach intensiven Verhandlungen weist das OVG Greifswald unsere Klage gegen #NordStream2 ab. Wir werden nun alle rechtlichen Mittel prüfen, um den klimapolitischen Blindflug zu stoppen! pic.twitter.com/pld4bonAN0— Deutsche Umwelthilfe (@Umwelthilfe) November 16, 2021
However, according to him, Deutsche Umwelthilfe does not intend to stop the fight against the project and will consider all possible legal means to end irresponsible environmental policy.
"Although the pipeline is the largest fossil fuel project in Europe, its impact on climate goals has not been tested in the previous approval process," the organization's website said.
Deutsche Umwelthilfe submitted an appeal to stop the project to the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH), but it was denied on June 2, 2021. On September 16, 2021, Deutsche Umwelthilfe environmentalists again filed an objection against BSH's license for pipeline exploitation and urged to study its climate impact.
"The example of the Datteln IV coal-fired power plant shows us that an illegal permit can be successfully challenged even after the plant has been put into operation," the organization said.
Earlier, in March last year, Deutsche Umwelthilfe appealed to the Stralsund Mining Authority with a request to review the construction and operation permit for Nord Stream 2.
In August of the same year, the German environmental organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) appealed to the Supreme administrative court in Greifswald for a revision of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline permit.