Lower Saxony clears the way for gas production on the Wattenmeer tidelands

Against the backdrop of the Ukraine war, Lower Saxony has now come out in favor of natural gas production on the edge of the Wadden Sea in the border region with the Netherlands after all. With the votes of the SPD and CDU government factions as well as the FDP, the state parliament on Thursday rescinded a contrary resolution from the fall. The Greens rejected it. In October, the extraction near the island of Borkum had still been rejected by parliament due to environmental concerns.

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