Climate Protection German States Block Carbon Capture Law

The German government had hoped to push through a new law allowing the testing of underground greenhouse gas storage, in hopes of slowing climate change. But on Friday the country's states blocked the plans by rejecting the proposed bill. Germany could now face action by the European Union.
The CCS testing facility Schwarze Pumpe.

The CCS testing facility Schwarze Pumpe.

Foto: Bernd Settnik/ dpa
-- dsk with wires