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In Europe, SP-2 is accused of causing harm to the environment, but they forget to look at their own policy


Recently, the European Union has often criticized Russia for causing damage to the environment with the construction of the SP-2, the Crimean bridge, and active oil and gas production. But are the European countries themselves concerned about the environment?

In August 2020, the environmental organization DUH in Germany filed a lawsuit in court demanding to reject the permission of the German authorities for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This was not the first and, most likely, not the last such lawsuit. For example, in March 2020, the Society for the Protection of the Environment of the Federal Republic of Germany filed a lawsuit, which also accused SP-2 of the presence of potential threats to nature.

The environmental community, whose positions are especially strong in Germany and the Scandinavian countries, demands to stop the construction of the gas pipeline because of the damage that it can cause to the environment. If you remember, environmentalists have long been protesting against any infrastructure projects in Russia, and this fact makes one think. Is their position dictated only by considerations of environmental protection? Or does environmental protection cover up someone's economic and political interests?

By the way, in Europe itself the ecological situation is dire. Neither Russia, nor the developing countries of Asia, Africa or Latin America dreamed of the environmental problems that Europe is now facing, moreover, through the fault of the Europeans themselves. It was the Europeans who destroyed the nature of their countries for centuries. Many European states are now almost continuous settlements, forests have been cut down, rivers are polluted to the limit, the populations of many animal species have declined.

At the end of the twentieth century, European governments nevertheless realized themselves and began to take urgent resuscitation measures to protect the environment. As a result, it was possible to reduce the rate of extinction of wild animals in a number of European countries, including Germany. For example, according to the data announced in the spring of 2020, 25 packs of wolves live in Germany, each pack has about 200 individuals. Only in the vicinity of Berlin there are about 2 thousand foxes. But this, of course, is not at all the number of animals that inhabited European forests before capitalist industrialization.

Nowadays, many mass media are moved by wild animals on the streets of the German capital: in Berlin you can see foxes, raccoons, wild boars. However, it is not from a good life that animals go to the city, to people. Their appearance in Berlin is associated with the destruction of their natural habitat: instead of living in the forests and eating as prescribed by nature, animals are forced to move closer to the city and even settle in the city itself, feeding on landfills.

It is worth remembering that it is precisely American and European corporations that actively exploit the forests and bowels of Asian, African and South American countries, causing much greater damage to the environment than the gas pipeline being laid. What is the cost of cutting down the Amazonian forests alone! You can remember the sad history Bikini Atoll, turned into a radioactive desert after nuclear tests weapons, and there is not one such atoll. But the West has always been characterized by a policy of double standards ...

By the way, European environmental organizations are the same left-liberal wing that promotes both the growth of migration to European countries from Africa and Asia, and the destruction of the traditional institution of the family. At the same time, such activities are actively supported by certain Anglo-Saxon circles from the United States and partly Great Britain. The ecology of European countries is not even in tenth place on the list of US interests in Europe. After all, it is difficult to argue with the fact that gas is one of the most environmentally friendly types of fuel in comparison with the same coal or oil, while pipeline gas can cause less damage to the environment than the same LNG. By the way, for LNG supplies from the United States, it will also be necessary to build infrastructure, polluting the environment, but environmentalists for some reason do not think about it.

In fact, the left liberals of Europe act in the interests of the United States, since both uncontrolled migration and attempts to resist the growth of cheap gas supplies from Russia, and the destruction of family values ​​are aimed at undermining the economic and social well-being of Europe and, ultimately, beneficial to the United States, which is interested in a sole dominance in the western world.
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  1. Alien From
    Alien From 19 October 2020 10: 13
    As usual, they don't notice the beam in their eye ...
    1. alekc75
      alekc75 19 October 2020 10: 18
      there is not 1 log, but rather 1 timber truck!
    2. Civil
      Civil 19 October 2020 20: 13
      What insolent Europeans do not allow Moscow to build a gas pipeline in order to sell Russian gas to these spiritless creatures. Impudent.
      1. nikon7717
        nikon7717 20 October 2020 00: 13
        By the way. About potential damage to nature. In France, more than 75% of electricity is generated by nuclear power plants. What is the potential damage, taking into account the growth of terrorists and the high rates of migration of low-skilled specialists? And for comparison, the results of blocking 30 km of the Chernobyl zone? Where is the potential damage higher? There are many oddities.
  2. prior
    prior 19 October 2020 10: 23
    I am indifferent to whether it is warm or cold in the houses and apartments of Europeans.
    I don't care what kind of ecology they have. This is their business, the Europeans.
    But I know for sure whether SP-2 will be implemented or not, the life of the bulk of Russians will not change.
    Having received income from the sale of gas, some will send more money abroad. Officials will receive regular bribes for this.
    They also organize a bunch of commissions to combat corruption and withdraw funds to offshore ...
    So that .... "is there life on Mars, is there life on Mars" our poor will become even poorer, the rich even richer ...
    In order to sell their LNG to Europe, the Americans pick and destroy their lands.
    God help them and a striped flag in their hands.
    LNG will end someday, and the devastated, lifeless desert will remain.
    For land reclamation after mining, you need no less money than for LNG production.
    Ask those who caused the oil spill in Yakutia ....
    1. Roman070280
      Roman070280 19 October 2020 10: 54
      Now they will tell you that you do not realize that Gazprom is the biggest taxpayer, that pensions and salaries are paid to teachers from these taxes, etc.
      True, why these pensions and salaries are lower than in some Vanuatu - no one will tell about this, but instead they will call you a liberal and a bully, because of which there are all the troubles in Russia ..)) ..
      1. Ka-52
        Ka-52 19 October 2020 12: 49
        Now they will tell you that you do not realize that Gazprom is the biggest taxpayer, that pensions and salaries are paid to teachers from these taxes, etc.

        Gazprom pays taxes to the budget, but it is not the only one or a locomotive payer. Tax deductions of any enterprise go to replenish budgets and, as a result, fulfill social guarantees of citizens. And what is there to grin is not clear. Only show stupidity. Question budget allocation - this is a question of a different order (this is the size of pensions).
        liberal and navalnenkom, because of which there are all the troubles in Russia ..)) ..

        Can you list the good that the "liberosts and navalnenki" brought to Russia? Did you fill your budget? Did you advance the economy, science? In addition to crowing on the Internet, I have not seen any "feats"
    2. Ka-52
      Ka-52 19 October 2020 12: 41
      the life of the bulk of Russians will not change.

      and tax deductions? Or they are formed only with shouts of "forward to the barricades!" laughing You can't buy sausages from beautiful slogans
      well, most of it will settle in the pockets of bribe-takers of various ranks, but targeted payments still reach the population.
      Ask those who caused the oil spill in Yakutia ....

      The oil spill happened not in Yakutia, but in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, in Norilsk.
      You are not looking for a problem where it is. The problem is that private Norilsk Nickel, registered in Moscow (and paying taxes there accordingly), allowed large-scale pollution of the environment as a result of a diesel fuel leak. But at the same time, the costs of eliminating the damage for some reason fell on the budget of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Is it strange? I think so too. The same surprise I was caused by the situation when the consequences of the explosion at the Raspadskaya mine in the Kemerovo region. (then more than a hundred miners died) were entrusted to the budget of the Kemerovo region. Meanwhile, the Raspadskaya mine is a private enterprise. Namely, it belongs to the British Evraz Group. Why does the regional budget assume the costs of a private joint-stock company, which does not even pay taxes to the Russian budget?
      1. prior
        prior 19 October 2020 14: 50
        Thank you for pointing out my mistake about the location of the oil spill. You are also absolutely right about "private" and public "wool".
    3. Hypertension
      Hypertension 19 October 2020 13: 12
      Quote: prior
      I don't care what kind of ecology they have. This is their business, the Europeans.

      Well, it’s you in vain. The planet with the entire ecosystem is common. And some byaka can reach us. Ecology is a common human affair. True, it is now being used for political purposes. "Saint Greta" won't let you lie.
  3. Prisoner
    Prisoner 19 October 2020 10: 26
    In my opinion, it is no longer a secret for anyone that such offices are commercial organizations under the hood of special services. And then pouting your lips and mumbling in a voice trembling with tears about injustice and double standards is inappropriate. For this, most of these offices were created, and the ideological ones were later recruited. The rest simply did not survive. How to survive without funding?
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 19 October 2020 10: 36
    Conservation of nature is now a serious argument in all disputes. The Greens are a serious political force.
    So you always have to look for a reasonable, acceptable balance, between simply human needs, which often run counter to the theme of environmental protection .... the end of the edge of such contradictions is not visible.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 19 October 2020 12: 50
      .... it is a serious political force .....

      Greetings, Victor! hi
      More recently, they poisoned the planet with di-chloro-di-phenyl-tri-chloro-ethane.
      More recently, they knocked out all bears from Europe (which is why they call bears Russian).
      Does anyone remember the Faroe massacre?
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 19 October 2020 13: 37
        Hi Dmitry soldier
        Gay European do not like to remember their mistakes, BUT, we must give them their due, now they are concerned about preserving their home for a serious ... though only when it does not go against the interests of ... big business! And what they are trying to do there, to resist, so big business is camouflaged in full.
        The planet and nature will have to be protected otherwise our distant descendants will simply have nowhere to live.
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 19 October 2020 14: 34
          The Faroe massacre, a heinous crime, the killing of an entire herd of whales, there is more meat than can be eaten or stored. It was done in a hurry to prevent scientists from saving the whales. Butcher literally alive ...
          But this is a long-standing tradition! Produced since the X century, every year! And no one fights, protests against this cruelty!
          And the BP accident is not remembered! Explosion and fire on a drilling platform in 2010
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 19 October 2020 15: 33
            It's useless to discuss. They have their own business, business enough for three generations of green. We have our own concerns, which cannot be ignored either. We'll figure it out ourselves.
            1. Reptiloid
              Reptiloid 19 October 2020 15: 38
              Quote: rocket757
              It's useless to discuss. ......
              yes infuriates am me double standards and greta negative narrow-minded
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 19 October 2020 15: 47
                Third, except for neighing, there was nothing left.
                And so, everything depends on our top ... however, and on us too. One cannot remain indifferent in the preservation of our world
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 19 October 2020 10: 45
    I have an acquaintance on some kind of "green" in the sea. He told me that until the point is a tough booze. Then the drink turns into a hard booze. Before the so-called work, sobering up. Then work with maximum noise in the media. After the work, everything is in reverse sequence. This is what kind of liver you need to have, left after the first flight.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 October 2020 10: 51
    The ecological community of Germany and the Scandinavian countries simply needs to be isolated from society for at least one winter by providing an opportunity to be heated by "clean" energy and everything will fall into place. Here the other day, "chief ecologist" Greta Thunberg called on the Americans to vote for Biden. A minor foreigner, allegedly "sick" for the climate, intervenes in the internal affairs of a foreign country. That's how green they are - they turn green only where they pay better.
  7. pytar
    pytar 19 October 2020 11: 23
    By the way, in Europe itself, the ecological situation is dire. Neither Russia, nor the developing countries of Asia, Africa or Latin America dreamed of the environmental problems that Europe is now facing, moreover, through the fault of the Europeans themselves.

    The state is completely sucked from the fingers! negative Nowhere in the world are there such great efforts to preserve nature and ecology than in Europe! You can compare with Russia, China or other regions of the world!
    1. Serpet
      Serpet 19 October 2020 11: 35
      Your accusations are completely sucked out of the finger. It is in Russia and China that the greatest efforts are currently being made to eliminate those negative consequences inflicted on nature earlier. At the same time, in Europe, these events are mostly formal in nature, and are intended mainly to earn political points that have nothing to do with the environment.
      1. pytar
        pytar 19 October 2020 11: 54
        Very often I visit different European countries and in Russia too! Such a terrible state of pollution and ecology, as in the Russian Federation, is nowhere in Europe even close! I haven't been to China yet, but the Chinese authorities themselves admit the problem! China is one of the most polluted countries in the world! And there, who is taking what mayors, and what effect will turn out, we'll see ...
        1. Serpet
          Serpet 19 October 2020 12: 02
          Quote: pytar
          I often visit different European countries and Russia.

          Personally, I have been to Great Britain, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark. With comparative order on the mainland, Britain is a relative mess and things are getting worse. At the same time, in Russia (I visit many cities), the local authorities have taken to putting things in order. This has been going on for about five years. I agree that it is still slow.
          1. Daniil Konovalenko
            Daniil Konovalenko 19 October 2020 12: 30
            I have been to the former settlements of the Novgorod, Pskov, Leningrad regions .. The forest is coming, it says little about the fact that people once lived. There were animals, fish in the reservoirs. Indeed, the authorities seriously took up putting things in order. smile
  8. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 19 October 2020 11: 34
    With regard to ecology, there is nothing to be compared with who is better, who is worse with this matter. Their capitalists ruin nature, ours are not nearly better. This is a global problem.
  9. iouris
    iouris 19 October 2020 13: 12
    The policy is simple and effective: to bring all your harmful technological production to "developing" countries (which are not developing), to receive super-profits, and even to impose taxes on the population of non-developing countries for "harm to the environment."
  10. Brturin
    Brturin 19 October 2020 13: 56
    If you remember, environmentalists have long been protesting against any infrastructure projects in Russia, and this fact makes one think.

    At least one clarification - in the same Denmark in early July regarding the Polish gas pipeline - "A group of activists put forward a civil initiative demanding to annul the decision to build the Baltic Pipe. If they manage to collect 50 signatures in six months, parliament will have to consider this proposal" Berlingske ... You can also recall the protests in Italy against the TAP gas pipeline ...
  11. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 19 October 2020 19: 46
    the last paragraph of the article is the essence of the relationship of the United States to Europe, and the whole world, and among the European rulers, brain obesity causing stupidity and meager mind against the background of growing tolerance in general, European fools are trying to cut a branch (with the help of Uncle Sam) on which not exactly sit but live for everyone en masse