News Digest Item
05 Apr 2018

German government funds diesel plaintiff DUH

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Since 2010, the German government has donated around 7 million euros to NGO Environmental Action Germany (DUH), which recently gained international attention over its lawsuits against German municipal administrations which opened the door to diesel driving bans in many German cities, Kerstin Schwenn reports for the conservative newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In 2017 alone, the DUH received 1.1 million taxpayer euros, the article says. The DUH “is making policy – with massive economic consequences, for instance regarding the loss in value of diesel cars,” Schwenn writes, calling the DUH a “written warning club”.

Find the article in German here.

See the CLEW article Court ruling opens door for diesel bans in Germany and the Q&A on driving bans for background.

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