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A German Village Fights for Survival Against Coal Mining

Partner Content Provided By:Deutsche Welle
June 25, 2019

Germany wants to phase out climate-damaging coal power by 2038. But before that, five villages in North Rhine-Westphalia are slated for demolition so that the lignite in the ground beneath them can be mined. Villagers are to be reimbursed and resettled, but now that Germany wants to phase out coal power, many want to fight for their homes.

Germany wants to phase out climate-damaging coal power by 2038. But before that, five villages in North Rhine-Westphalia are slated for demolition so that the lignite in the ground beneath them can be mined. Villagers are to be reimbursed and resettled, but now that Germany wants to phase out coal power, many want to fight for their homes.

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Germany: Fighthing to keep the village

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