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Nord Stream 2 will destroy NATURA 2000 conservation areas in Baltic Sea

Upon reviewing the recently surfaced information on the Kremlin’s gas project Nord Stream 2, it has become evident that Germany, Denmark and Sweden have not been able to ensure the health and safety of their citizens or to protect the interests of the people of other Baltic Sea countries. This means that Germany, Denmark and Sweden have given their blessing to Russia to threaten the already fragile ecosystem of the Baltic Sea. It’s hard to imagine how Russia was able to secure unconditional support for the project from the Baltic region’s “greenest” nations, i.e. Denmark, Finland and Sweden, while it is impudently provoking an ecological disaster in the Baltic Sea.

However, there are some ecological aspects that may still affect Nord Stream 2 and even bring the project to a halt, but that’s just utopian philosophy. The Danish Energy Agency approved the construction of the Russian pipeline in Danish waters because the Russians promised that the pipe would be laid only by ships equipped with dynamic positioning systems, i.e. these ships will not employ anchors to maintain position while laying the pipeline.

As time passed, new sanctions were imposed against Russia that also had an effect on Nord Stream 2 – several contractors were forced to cancel their agreements with Russian employers. Regardless, the Kremlin continued talks with the Danish Energy Agency and was able to get what it wants – the requirement for dynamic positioning systems was removed and now ships were allowed to employ their dangerous anchors. Essentially, the Danish government has blatantly fooled the Danish public.

There also is no explanation to the fact that during the project Russia has enjoyed significant support from “normal” countries, since the prohibition of using anchors in the Baltic Sea pertains to all oil extraction platforms, research vessels and foreign commercial ships that lay cables and pipelines. The ban on anchors in the Baltic Sea is one of the most important requirements in protecting the environment and ensuring general safety, as there are thousands of tons of chemical and regular weapons buried there. For this reason, only vessels and platforms that are able to maintain position without the use of anchors are permitted to operate in the Baltic Sea. That’s why it’s unclear why the Russian lay barge constructing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is still freely using its 12 anchors in the area where World War II chemical weapons have been dumped, as it can accidentally damage one of the containers containing these weapons and cause an ecological disaster in the Baltic Sea.

It’s possible that the disaster has already begun, because in early March a group of chemists and specialists from the UK company Ramora arrived on the Russian ship FINVAL. They were asked to conduct tests in order to determine whether there has been a leak of chemical substances. Experts from the came company also boarded another ship engaged in the construction of Nord Stream 2 – the FORTUNA. It’s very likely that during construction someone from the crew had the opportunity to experience the effects of the Third Reich’s chemical weapons on his own skin.

There is another important fact that makes one wonder about the corruption present in Germany’s highest leadership, since Russians were also allowed to freely use anchors in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Germany and its territorial waters. The Greifswald Higher Administrative Court is still reviewing a lawsuit filed by Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DU), a German environmental protection organization. The organization believes that another ecological analysis of the project must be conducted based on a permit issued by the Stralsund Mining Authority that allows to reassess the Nord Stream 2 project. These green troublemakers point out that newest research suggests that the amount of methane that will be released into the environment during its acquisition and transporting contradicts the EU’s ecological goals, as well as the Paris Agreement.

German ecologists believe that by giving the green light to the Kremlin’s project German authorities have violated a number of German environmental protection laws, as the project will inevitably have a destructive effect on the environment. It was impossible to assess the extent of the damage to the environment and human health before the decision to carry out Nord Stream 2 was made. All “expert” conclusions on the effect of the project to the ecology of the Baltic Sea were exaggeratedly positive, and that’s why German environmental activists and ecologists insist that another assessment must be made based on entirely different methods.

These new methods would determine the exact amount of natural gas released into the atmosphere in the areas where the gas that flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline is collected. The acquired data would then be used to calculate the same for Nord Stream 2.

At the same time, the Stralsund Mining Authority refuses to give in to the demands of German environmental activists, saying that it will not force the Kremlin to reassess the amount of natural gas released into the atmosphere after the completion of Nord Stream 2.

It’s important to note that the Stralsund Mining Authority is responsible for the technical expertise and correct implementation of the Kremlin’s project. However, there is little hope that the DU will be able to affect the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project.

This means that, for example, if I own a forest in the NATURA 2000 area, I receive a compensation from the EU, but I’m forbidden from doing anything there. At the same time, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will be built in NATURA 2000 areas. So, I can’t even build a small summer lodge in my property, while for some “unknown reason” the Russians are allowed to construct an entire pipeline system in NATURA 2000 areas and plow the seabed of the Baltic Sea with their 12 anchors each weighing several tons. This smells like big Russian money and big German corruption.

As I already pointed out, the Nord Stream 2 project threatens the EU NATURA 2000 conservation sites in Germany’s territorial waters. There are numerous restrictions and requirements imposed on these sites and they are under special control by EU institutions. Is it possible that the Kremlin has also bribed them? Only time will tell. The matter of the fact is that Nord Stream 2 poses and ecological threat and will inevitably destroy nature conservation sites in German territory.

There’s another important thing we should consider – Russia’s attitude towards the rest of the world. Russia, being a “superpower” doesn’t care for anyone else – it’s ships FINVAL, UMKA, VLADISLAV STRIZHOV and YURI TOPCHEV consistently violate EU environmental protection laws by ignoring the boundaries of nature conservation sites and by polluting the environment with household waste.

P.S. Does the precedent with Nord Stream 2 grant me the rights to construct a guest house with a sauna near the nest of a black stork family in my NATURA 2000 territory? Another question – why must all ships in the Baltic Sea comply with the international maritime transport rules and environmental protection laws, but the Russians are free to do anything they want?

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buddha9
buddha9
April 11, 2021

the greens as anti-russian agents and stooges.

Morpheus
Morpheus
April 11, 2021

This article brought to you by the Grene party, America’s imperialistic oompa loompa

Hmmm
Hmmm
Reply to  Morpheus
April 11, 2021

The Gangrene Party?

SteveK9
SteveK9
April 11, 2021

Why is the Duran publishing this rubbish?

Luka-The-K9
Reply to  SteveK9
April 11, 2021

To expose them for what they. LIARS

Luka-The-K9
Reply to  Luka-The-K9
April 11, 2021

Meanwhile the Viennese are in DENIAL about the RONA RACKET.

This is the THIRD TIME within 100 years these idiots have been led up the garden path.

ROT IN HELL VIENNA…you are the DUMBEST of the DUMB.

“Autriche : nouvelle manifestation contre les mesures anti-coronavirus à Vienne”

I believe it's because.....
I believe it's because.....
Reply to  SteveK9
April 11, 2021

…….. unlike most media platforms these days, it remains uncensored.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  SteveK9
April 11, 2021

could it be to stimulate conversation and critical thinking? I can also think of a few other reasons.

Unfortunate Truths
Unfortunate Truths
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
April 12, 2021

Time for those leisurely passtimes is over. The time has come for all reptilian brains to kick into overdrive. War is on the horizon.

Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
April 11, 2021
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What a phony piece of russophobe propaganda bullshit piece surely on behest of the AmeriCunt assholes, it’s complete horseshit because NS2 follows mostly the same path such as NS1 and NOTHING of this ever happened and there’s no proof of anywhere to find, you can be sure with NS1 there were a lot of hurdles + burocratic red tape including any form of enviroment concerns to tackle and it got approved – This is complete BS and a obvious hostile move because the enemies getting desperate.

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It's only skin deep
It's only skin deep
Reply to  Brokenspine66
April 11, 2021

You’re not used to it by now? It might be time to try some of the herbal skin thickeners available through various non-Amazon online sites.

Golden oriole silver birc
Golden oriole silver birc
April 11, 2021

What does the author of this article think about the environmental implications of Germany & the EU buying US fracking gas as an alternative ?
With only a short stretch of pipeline left to lay, how does halting the project now make sense environmentally ?

The Lay of the Land
The Lay of the Land
Reply to  Golden oriole silver birc
April 11, 2021

Maybe if the author had gotten laid more often, he’d be more congenial. 😉

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  The Lay of the Land
April 11, 2021

to be grammatically correct, it’s actually the Lie of the Land. People can get laid, land can’t. It merely lies there. Just sayin….

Yankee Doodle
Yankee Doodle
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
April 12, 2021

The phrase is an Americanism dating from the late 18th century. From the beginning, it’s been lay of the land —although as soon as it caught on in England, speakers of British English (BrE), beginning about 1860, started “correcting” the phrase to lie of the land. Today the lie form is about twice as common in British print sources.

To hell with the bloody, blood-drenched Brits and their US sycophantic ways. They’re only good for propagandizing and arming and training islamo-fascist and neo-nazi nutjobs and telling the Americans how it should be done.

Je Me Souviens
Je Me Souviens
Reply to  Yankee Doodle
April 12, 2021

They stole the bulk of their language from the Greeks, Romans and later-French. What’s left of proto-English consists of monosyllabic grunts and groans and a thousand grammatical, pronunciation and spelling inconsistencies, so their preferences in language should be as little cared for and disdained as their preferences in geopolitics.

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Political Geology 101
Political Geology 101
Reply to  Golden oriole silver birc
April 11, 2021

He’s probably waiting for fracking to rip loose the New Madrid fault line so he can fault the Kremlin.

Hmmm
Hmmm
Reply to  Political Geology 101
April 11, 2021

Could be he’s more concerned about NS2’s potential to rip through the budget allocated for Ukraine’s neo-nazi parties.

Right Sector Manifesto
Right Sector Manifesto
Reply to  Hmmm
April 11, 2021

Erecting a war criminal statue a day will keep the Russians at bay.

Anchors Away
Anchors Away
April 11, 2021

Such a shame. It’s clear then that the author should never have lobbied to remove Allseas from the project. Best laid plans, eh?

The Mobius Chain of Events
The Mobius Chain of Events
Reply to  Anchors Away
April 11, 2021

WOW….should something actually happen, can’t wait to see how all the CIA-linked independent journalists will spin that one. Considering their adoring public has the cause and effect skills of a drunken gnat, it shouldn’t be too hard.

John C Durham
April 11, 2021

Why don’t the Greens insist that every bit of “chemicals” and other stuff be removed by each nation who put them on the ocean bottom. Let them work around the tiny space that a pipeline take up.
Or, suggest something else impossible for the human race to survive while actually doing the job. Let the Greens figure out how to do it.

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Tony the Tiger
Tony the Tiger
Reply to  John C Durham
April 11, 2021

The ‘Greens’, hah. Just another empty box of puffed wheat on the cereal shelf of the MIC, labeled ‘organic’ this time to fool the kiddies & moms twice over.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
April 11, 2021

The propaganda against Nordstream 2 has nothing to do with environmentalism. Fossil fuel is environmentally destructive, whether Germany buys it from the US for a high price, or buys it from Russia for a low price. It could even be argued that environmental destruction is less when the supply line is shorter (from Russia to Germany) than when it is larger (US supplied fossil fuel). Anyone who wants to be taken serious as a Green or an environmentalist must focus on campaigning against fossil fuels in general, fracking in particular (US supplied oil is produced by THE most environmentally destructive… Read more »

Mangwaya Ereck
Mangwaya Ereck
April 11, 2021
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This author supports the American ban to the nord stream 2 because Russian gas is cheaper than American gas so America is now counting its losses and trying by hook and crook stop the nord stream 2

Profiles in Leadership
Profiles in Leadership
Reply to  Mangwaya Ereck
April 12, 2021

Washington feels America’s influence in Europe slipping through its greasy little fingers and is compelled to accelerate the process.

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