News Digest Item
30 Aug 2018

Lignite mine expansion dispute can only be solved through "negotiations and talks" - energy minister


In the row over the expansion of a lignite mine and the clearing of a nearby forest, German economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier said that “solutions can only be found through negotiations and talks, and not in public debates,” news agency Reuters reports. Altmaier said it was not easy to fulfil the wishes of environmental organisations and halt expansion works until the coal exit commission has finished negotiations, as RWE has a legal right to resume forest clearance at the site.

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See the CLEW article Logging row continues to weigh on coal commission’s work for background and CLEW’S Commission watch for constant updates on the body’s work.

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