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Farmers without a Future

Garzweiler surface mine is in one of Europe's largest lignite-mining regions. For the strip mining operation to exploit even more seams, farmers in the surrounding area will be forced to vacate their fields in the next few years. They'll be losing their fertile soil and their homes because lignite is still in high demand as an energy source, despite Germany's turnaround in energy policy.

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