The German Union for the Conservation of Nature and Biodiversity (NABU) has filed a lawsuit in the administrative court of Hamburg against the construction of the “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline. The lawsuit concerns an unfinished section of the pipeline in Germany’s exclusive economic zone. This was reported by the press service of the environmental organization.
Environmentalists were initially critical of the project. According to the organization, the route through five marine reserves causes irreparable damage to the marine environment of the Baltic Sea. “Nord stream-2” is directly destroying the seabed habitat in an area the size of more than 16 football fields, said NABU President Joerg-Andreas Krueger.
This is not the first protest by German environmentalists. In early April, the Federal Agency for Maritime Navigation and Hydrography rejected environmentalists ‘ objections to a permit for the construction of the last section of the gas pipeline. In April, another environmental organization, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), filed a lawsuit against the construction of “Nord stream-2.” The permit issued by the Federal Agency for Maritime Navigation and Hydrography for the construction of the last section of the gas pipeline is suspended for the time of consideration of the claims, DW reports.