braunkohl gegen heimat

Braunkohl gegen Heimat

Lignite against home

The lignite mine Garzweiler is an open pit mine of RWE Power AG in the Rhenish lignite mining district in North Rhine-Westphalia and was named after the village Garzweiler in the community Jüchen (Rhein-Kreis Neuss). The village of Garzweiler was dredged by lignite mining and is today – especially in the environment of the environmental movement – a synonym for the extraction of lignite in open-pit mining. The lignite mining Garzweiler requires the relocation of entire villages. Twelve villages and 7600 citizens are affected by the planned Garzweiler II.

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