Nord Stream 2 think that prosecution of environmentalists from Germany contrary to the facts

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Accusations from environmental organizations to the project of construction of «Nord stream-2» contrary to the facts on the minimal impact of the project on the environment, told RIA Novosti the representative of the operator of project Nord Stream AG 2.

Previously the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel reported that the world wildlife Fund (WWF) and the nature protection Union of Germany sent a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chairman of the Christian social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer and leader of the Social democratic party (SPD) Martin Schulz with the requirements to prohibit the construction of the pipeline «Nord stream-2». According to environmentalists, the pipeline threatens the fragile ecosystem of the Baltic sea, is a dead end from the point of view of climate policy, as well as «driving a wedge in the solidarity of the European Union».

«In the process of obtaining permits (for construction of the pipeline — ed.) in accordance with the laws of Germany, Nord Stream 2 in the spring of 2017 issued to the public extensive documentation on the project,» — said the representative of the company.

These documents provide information about the need for additional gas supplies to Europe while reducing gas production in the EU, the construction of the gas pipeline as the most economically and environmentally efficient way to supply gas compared with LNG imports from the United States, the results of the monitoring of the «Nord stream», which show that the impact of the pipeline on the environment is limited locally and short term. Also, the use of gas, «Nord stream-2» to replace coal in electricity production will reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the amount equal to the emissions committed over 30 million cars.

«The allegations put forward by environmental organizations, not tested by the facts,» said the representative.

In December, the Mining Department of the city of Stralsund in Germany issued the first partial permit for the construction of the «Nord stream-2» offshore Germany. Should be issued two permits from the Federal office for shipping and hydrography, and from the four lands through which the pipeline passes. The project «Northern stream-2» involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. The new pipeline is planned to be build next to the «Nord stream».Nord Stream 2 think that prosecution of environmentalists from Germany contrary to the facts«Nord stream-2»