Sweden gave the go ahead to the controversial construction of an underwater natural gas pipeline between Russia and Europe. But it did so begrudgingly.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline would run through Sweden’s economic zone in the Baltic Sea. And the government says it can’t stop the laying of the pipelines; just OK where they’ll be placed on the seabed.
However, an analyst says Sweden could have done more to voice its displeasure over the Russian-back project to lay an underwater pipeline to pump natural gas from Russia to Germany.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Canada announces new climate change ambassador, Eye on the Arctic
Finland: Finnish chemistry professor develops “revolutionary” biofuel, Yle News
Norway: Beauty spot in Arctic Norway set to become Barents oil terminal, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Two more Russian rigs deployed for Arctic gas drilling, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: While Trump shuns climate research, Sweden looks to lure American scientists, Radio Sweden
United States: US Gov preparing for oil exploration in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Public Media