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People and Politics

Excavated Away - Lignite mining eats into Brandenburg’s villages

Despite Germany’s energy turnaround, environmentally-damaging lignite, or brown coal, is still being strip mined here, including in the state of Brandenburg. Politicians have just approved additional projects, despite citizens’ bitter protests. But miners, too, are taking to the streets, because they fear for their jobs. We visit southern Brandenburg to gauge the situation.