Senior US lawmakers have slammed the Biden administration for failing to step up its opposition to the almost-complete Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline through increased sanctions designations. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The State Department on Feb. 19 sent an overdue report to Congress detailing its latest sanctions designations with regard to Nord Stream 2, which according to senior Republicans fell well short of expectations. Senator Jim Risch and Representative Michael McCaul said the report pointed only to two sanctions designations — against the Russian pipelaying vessel Fortuna and its owner KVT-RUS — which were both already slapped with sanctions on Jan. 19 by the Trump administration. The Fortuna continues to carry out pipelaying activity in waters off […]