July 26, 2020

Mine expansion threatens German villages despite coal exit

Kuckum (Germany) (AFP) – Lost in the countryside of western Germany, the innocuously named L277 road has become a central battleground in a bitter fight over the country’s plan to ditch coal. “It’s psychological terror. The L277 was the last road which separated us from the mine. It was our red line, our border,” 29-year-old David Dresen, a resident of Rhineland village Kuckum, told AFP.Dresen was one of dozens of residents who came out to protest this week, as work began to dismantle the L277.The road is to be dug up to make way for the expansion of a neighbouring coal mine, with villages suc…

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