Photo Gallery: Brown Coal Mining in Germany
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Photo Gallery: Brown Coal Mining in Germany

High Court Clash Land Dispute Could Curb German Coal Mining

A giant open-pit mining area near Cologne has already swallowed up 14 villages, but one police officer is fighting to protect his home. He has managed to bring his case before Germany's highest court, and its ruling could have major implications for the future of brown coal mining in Germany.
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein
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