News Digest Item
26 Sep 2018

750,000 people sign online petition to protect Hambach Forest

Focus / dpa

Around 750,000 people have signed an online petition to protect Hambach Forest against plans by utility RWE to clear it for the expansion of a nearby lignite mine, reports the newswire dpa in an article carried by Focus. Over the past 14 days alone, 300,000 people have joined the initiative, said the NGO Campact, which initiated the petition in collaboration with Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND).

Read the article in German here.

Find background in the article Commission watch - Managing Germany's coal phase-out.

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