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Photographs from the open-pit mine perimeter by Markus Pichlmaier
In Germany, the decision was made to phase out climate-damaging coal. In the apron of the Nochten open pit mine, life is flourishing. Residents and guests enjoy nature, not only when the forest invites you to pick blueberries. If you are very quiet, you can see white fallow deer moving across the clearings at the edge of the forest.
But the idyll is acutely endangered. Meter by meter advance - despite the decided exit - the excavators of the opencast mine and destroy the grown landscape. If LEAG has its way, they will eat their way right up to the villages of Mulkwitz and Rohne. The German government is giving LEAG up to 1.75 billion euros in compensation for the coal phase-out, without the company making any concessions from this plan. The legacy: Huge open pit mine tailings pits in which valuable water evaporates. Rivers turn ochre brown and sulfate contaminates drinking water. And LEAG, owned by two Czech billionaires, wants to carry on as if there were no Paris climate agreement.
Do we have to put up with this?
The GREEN LIGA - environmental group Cottbus says NO.
From owners who do not want to sell their forest to LEAG, the environmental organization has been transferred in December 2019 a private plot of land in the run-up to the Nochten open pit mine until 2037 for use. Educational and cultural events, forest conversion and nature conservation measures now take place here.
The forest could also help protect villages from dust and noise from open pit mining - if the mine stops before then. A revision of the lignite plan for the Nochten open pit mine has already been initiated. This process must find out and determine the best option for villages and nature - it must not simply follow the wishes of the coal company.
Around 2024, the leased forest area is to be crushed by the coal excavators. We stand firm and say:"UNSELLABLE"!!!
Due to the current pandemic situation, we ask you to announce your visit to the exhibition in advance via email@example.com or 030.20165520. The exhibition can be visited Mon-Thu 12-15h and Fri 11-18.
On April 9 from 18h a vernissage will take place. Unfortunately we already reached the maximum of participants for the inauguration.