News Digest Item
03 Apr 2018

RWE allowed to fell Hambach Forest and continue lignite mining

German energy company RWE has the right to clear the Hambach Forest and continue lignite mining in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), website reports. Authorities issued a license for RWE, after mining and logging activities stopped last year following a lawsuit by environmental NGO Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND). Authorities argued that clearing the forest is acceptable as there are “enough” protected areas in the region.

Read the article in German here.

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