Agreement on the exit strategy from Coal: the next target? Power station stop

"We have to heat more to the climate crisis": activist*criticize from the hambach forest, the coal exit plan from the Federal government and the länder. sit

Agreement on the exit strategy from Coal: the next target? Power station stop

"We have to heat more to the climate crisis": activist*criticize from the hambach forest, the coal exit plan from the Federal government and the länder.

site: protest March of the movement in the summer of 2019 photograph: Jochen Tack/imago

HAMBACH FOREST taz | In the hambach forest, the threatened villages in the opencast mining Garzweiler and in the end terrain like after the unification of the Federation and the länder on a coal, not a celebration of exit in the mood for. "Clearly, it is a part of success," says forest dwellers Clumsy. "But the excavator excavators continue. We have to heat more to the climate crisis. In NRW, a new coal-fired power plant will be connected to the grid. There's quite a few sites. Similarly, the villages at Garzweiler, which is to be dredged. This is a small step in a Marathon that we are running.“

of The Plan, the NRW-Prime Minister Laschet as a "Plan of reason" referred to, provides that currently inhabited villages are being dredged away in the course of 20 years, as planned, for coal. Who does not want to sell, is to be expropriated. "We all are, I think, shocked," says David Dresen from Kuckum. "Because we had not expected that Laschet's is now demanding that the villages should be demolished. With us, he has sought no dialogue. He makes only what it wants to RWE. Today we had meetings several Crisis. We feel betrayed, and we agree: Now more than ever. It is not enough for the climate, it will be enough for us.“

His mother, Marita Dresen, expresses concern for the older people. "Many have built their existence. You would have to be in a home, if you had to here, because you would not be able to build a house. Many say they prefer to die before. You know, how bad is that? If their parents say: 'let's hope we die earlier.'? The policy does not speak.“

criticize The people in the villages, the state government attempts, the forest and the villages compete against each other. "At the Moment, I am happy that the forest remains, but also angry," says Britta Kox from the village of Berverath. "We will now collect even more power and even more to go on the road and even more together with the people from the forest."

Nine families from the villages have joined together: they jointly own a Lawn, which is closer to the open pit as the villages. You would only wait for RWE to start a procedure for the Expropriation, says Barbara Ziemann-overlord from Keyenberg. "Why is the hambach forest yet? Because RWE could not prove in court that the coal for the power supply is indispensable. We are now going to intervene in the legal way.“

This year in NRW, a new coal-fired power plant, Datteln 4, to the grid. "We will fight against this power plant as much as we have for the Hambi fought," says Kathrin Henneberger, a spokeswoman from the end of the terrain. "At the same time, we stand in solidarity on the side of the people in the threatened villages. We will not allow these villages to be razed to make way.“ Just the Hambi have shown that the impossible can become possible if you will close together, Henneberger.

Updated Date: 16 January 2020, 19:00

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