“The current conflict concerns the altered construction timeframe from January to June at the bird sanctuary. Now that there is no construction in the German Baltic Sea (in the months indicated), this conflict is over. At present, the issue of compensation for damage to the seabed is a problem, ”Detloff said.
Earlier, the German environmental organization “Union for the Conservation of Nature and Biodiversity” (NABU) went to court to challenge the permission of the Federal Office for Shipping and Hydrography of Germany (BSH), which approved the laying of a pipe in the exclusive economic zone of Germany in the Baltic Sea at 16.5 kilometers.
Environmentalists believe Nord Stream 2 is destroying seabed habitat in an area of more than 16 football fields.
NABU notes that the organization has been opposed to the construction of the gas pipeline since 2018 and considers a lawsuit to be the only way to limit damage to the Baltic Sea.
The permit issued by BSH is valid until the end of May, but was temporarily suspended while the environmentalists’ complaint was being considered.