German Environmentalists Asked The Court To Check The Permit For Nord Stream 2
The German Environmental Organization DUH reported that it asked the Higher administrative court in Greifswald to check the permissions for the operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the press service of the organization reports.
"DUH calls on the relevant mining authority in Stralsund to take into account new scientific data on uncontrolled methane emissions and to check gaps in the production, transportation, and processing of natural gas. Methane is the main component of natural gas and causes 86 times more climate damage than CO2," the press release said.
According to new research, environmentalists point out, methane emissions from gas production are much more extensive than previously thought. It is reported that the relevant application was previously rejected by the Mining Department in Stralsund, so the organization decided to appeal to the court with a complaint against the Department.
The organization calls for suspending the construction of Nord Stream 2 until the end of the case.
In turn, the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline told Interfax that they took note of the statement and did not comment on it.
The German government supports the Nord Stream 2 project and has consistently opposed its criticism.