6 May 2021

German government and Green regions are letting the lignite industry decide on air pollution standards for power plants

On Friday 7 May the German Bundesrat may vote a dangerous compromise allowing business as usual pollution levels for German coal and lignite power plants. The […]
21 May 2021

European Court of Justice orders halt to operations at controversial Polish mine

LUXEMBOURG, 21 May 2021 – The European Court of Justice has ruled that mining at Poland’s sprawling Turów coal mine must cease while the court processes […]
9 June 2021

European Commission sides with citizens in landmark cross-border anti-coal court case

The European Commission will join the Czech Republic in the legal dispute against Poland concerning the controversial Turów mine [1], which is depleting water resources and […]
17 August 2021

Four years of unnecessary pollution: EU governments fail to curb emissions from most toxic plants

PRESS BRIEFING Most lignite plants in the EU have waited until the very last minute to implement pollution-control technologies that were available and economically viable already […]