Nord Stream 2 is canceled. What’s next for its small-town home?

The World

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline ends in the village of Lubmin, which has a population of about 2,000. It was a seaside village in former Soviet East Germany. The pipeline’s cancellation has cost approximately a dozen jobs there and an estimated $2.6 million in annual tax revenue that was expected to come in. Now, the future of Nord Stream 1 is uncertain too. The World’s Carolyn Beeler visits the village to speak to locals about the impact of a full Russian energy shutdown on the local economy, and visits a shuttered nuclear power plant nearby to learn how Lubmin was impacted by international politics in a big way before.