Denmark can delay the construction of Nord Stream 2 under various false pretexts, including environmental ones. The country has already turned down two proposals for the pipeline’s route even though they did not pose problems. By itself Denmark would dare to undertake such an adventure against Russia and Germany. Washington’s shadow stands behind Denmark’s back.
For the US, this is a win-win development. First, in case construction of Nord Stream 2 is delayed, Russia would have to prolong a transit agreement with Ukraine’s Naftogaz company. Second, if Russian gas is not delivered to the EU through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, then the EU would have to buy American liquefied gas.
This message is a conspiracy with no proof of US influence over Denmark on the issue of the Nord Stream II pipeline construction. It is consistent with the lost sovereignty narrative frequently promoted by pro-Kremlin disinformation sources and follows other disinformation cases on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.
Denmark is a sovereign state and determines it's own security, foreign and environmental protection policies. The Danish Energy Agency has recently requested to conduct an environmental impact assessment of the new possible route for the pipeline before giving a green light to build the last segment of the Nord Stream II. In 2017 Denmark has also adopted a law that allows it to block the construction of the pipeline passing through its territorial waters on the grounds of national security. The law has not been invoked.