Climate activists block lignite power plant | politics



Around 40 climate activists blocked the supply of coal to the Neurath lignite power plant in North Rhine-Westphalia on Friday morning.

Grevenbroich – The police confirmed the action. Several people were spotted on the rails, said a spokesman. The further action of the emergency services is now being planned.

Nine activists chained themselves to two places on the tracks of the coal railway, as the action group “Block Neurath” announced. They would have attached themselves to concrete barrels and cement blocks poured under the rails. The occasion is the world climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. «The world climate conference has been taking place for 26 years. Since then, CO2 emissions have increased by 60 percent. We need more than empty promises! ”Said a spokeswoman for“ Block Neurath ”. (dpa)


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