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29 Aug 2018

City of Berlin urges to end coal quickly due to water pollution from nearby mines

Tagesspiegel Background

The city of Berlin has urged Germany’s coal exit commission to work towards a quick end of coal mining and power production in Lusatia, Jakob Schlandt writes in energy policy newsletter Tagesspiegel Background. In a letter to the commission’s leaders, Berlin’s environment senator, Regine Günther, says coal mining in the region situated some 150 kilometres south of the German capital is polluting the river Spree and therefore also the city’s drinking water supply. “Water management and ecological aspects need to play a concrete role when determining the path towards a coal exit,” Günther said.

See CLEW’S Commission watch for more information on the coal exit commission.

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