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Op-Ed: German court rules in favor of destroying forest for coal mine

On Friday, Cologne, Germany's administrative court ruled in favor of energy company RWE, saying an ancient forest near the Belgian border can be chopped down to allow for expansion of a lignite coal strip mine.
 

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RWE s open-pit lignite coal mine is the largest in Europe.
RWE's open-pit lignite coal mine is the largest in Europe.
RWE Energy
An echolocating Bechstein s bat (Myotis bechsteinii) avoiding collision with a plant while searching...
An echolocating Bechstein's bat (Myotis bechsteinii) avoiding collision with a plant while searching for a moth.
Dietmar Nill
Hambach surface mine (grey) and remaining Hambach Forest adjacent (above to the left)  as of Novembe...
Hambach surface mine (grey) and remaining Hambach Forest adjacent (above to the left) as of November 16, 2017.
Anna Frodesiak
Hambach Forest Clearcut area with RWE s Lignite Coal mine and its diggers in the background.
Hambach Forest Clearcut area with RWE's Lignite Coal mine and its diggers in the background.
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