News Digest Item
01 Aug 2016

“Merkel should stop Dobrindt’s transport plans”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Federal transport minister Alexander Dobrindt’s transport infrastructure plan 2030 is harmful to the climate, several members of the Green group in the Bundestag have told Chancellor Angela Merkel, reports Süddeutsche Zeitung. “The transport minister’s draft ignores almost everything that has ever been agreed upon in terms of climate and environment protection,” they say in a letter. Environment minister and social democrat Barbara Hendricks has also criticised the draft, writes the newspaper. The infrastructure plan should “play its part in reaching important environment, and especially climate, targets”, said Hendricks.

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