Letter to the EU Commission – Potential environmental impact on the Baltic Sea of the Lynetteholm project6. Juli 2022
Brussels, 6 July 2022,
Letter to the European Commission President von der Leyen
link to the letter as pdf
To the European Commission,
To the Members of the European Parliament,
To the Danish Parliament,
To Whom It May Concern,
Lack of hearing concerning the potential environmental impact on the Baltic Sea of the Lynetteholm project in the Sound between Kattegat and the Baltic Sea (Øresund)
A longstanding understanding among the Baltic Sea Countries has ensured that no large construction projects could limit the flow of water into the Baltic Sea.
However, the Lynetteholm project (an artificial peninsula in the Sound between Kattegat and the Baltic Sea) was authorised in June 2021 and might block the flow of water to the Baltic Sea by up to 0.5%. This is likely to affect the Baltic Sea severely.
This break from previous practices is passed without consultation under the Espoo Convention / the EIA Directive with any implicated countries other than Sweden.
The change may jeopardize the marine environment of the Baltic Sea, and it is imperative that the project be put on hold immediately while a hearing of all relevant countries / NGOs is conducted.
These demands are supported by 17 organisations from the Baltic Sea Countries with more than 1.5 million members.
Considering this, we ask the Commission to inform:
- Which measures it will take to guarantee that the Lynetteholm project will not jeopardize the marine environment in the Baltic Sea?
- Which measures it will take to ensure that the Baltic Sea Countries and NGOs in these countries are heard regarding the Lynetteholm project?