Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), a non-governmental environmental and consumer protection organization, has lodged with the Hamburg Administrative Court a lawsuit targeting Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

The activists challenge a construction permit issued by Germany’s federal maritime regulator BSH, the Ukrainian media outlet European Pravda wrote on April 13.

A court official has confirmed the receipt of the claim.

According to DUH, climate and environmental arguments are being ignored in the process of pipe-laying.

Environmentalists vs Nord Stream 2

In January 2021, German environmental organizations Deutsche Umwelthilfe and the Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) protested the permit issued for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

In this regard, the permit allowing operations in German territorial waters was suspended pending consideration.

On April 1, 2021, the German regulator rejected the environmental complaint.

Source – UNIAN