Via P Gosselin above 4. February 2022
The German government has not only adversely affected the country with COVID but also its biodiversity in a self-delusional attempt to protect the climate.
The clearing of 2000 hectares in one of the primeval forests was finally started when the State of Hessen issued approval for the construction of a large wind industrial park. Image: https://rettet-den-reinhardswald.de/.
“Grimm’s Fairy Forest”
About a year ago we reported on disturbing plans by the German state government of Hessen to clear 20 million square meters of a 1000-year-old “fairy tale” forest in one of Germany’s most idyllic, fairy-tale-like forests: Reinhardswald located in the hills west of the city of Göttingen.
The Reinhardswald Dubbed the “treasure house of the European forests” or “The Forest of Grimm’s Fairy Tales”.
Total about 2000 hectares (20 million m²) of thousands of years old Reinhardswald has been designated by the state to be destroyed to clear the way for large-scale wind power plant development.
Conservative, Greens ram project adopted
Tragically, the battle to stop that destructive project was dealt a heavy blow when the construction of the access road began 2 days ago. Massive resistance from the affected residents was ignored by the Hessen state government. Update post here.
The following is the press release of the environmental protection group Aktionsbündnis Märchenland:
Reinhardswald never had a chance. Not in Hesse. Not in this power structure, but whose state-owned, widely known Reinhardswald will now be cleared, chopped, concreted, built like any other industrial park along on any highway. Just a few kilometers away – in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony – the Reinhardswald would have been safe as a large-scale, ancient forest that is historically worthy of protection, particularly significant in terms of biodiversity. But not in Hesse.
Conservation group Aktionsbündnis Märchenland is flabbergasted at the approval that has been granted – but not surprised. From the very beginning, this project in the forest district of Reinhardswald was attacked in a lord’s manner against all opposition from cities, groups, initiatives, associations and in any case, on top of the affected people, as a reputable project. of the Hessian state government.
For years, project developers have been able to rely on political and technical support from Wiesbaden – all the way to the approval process. Kassel’s Regional Councils, bound by directives, were needed only to carry them out.
The largest wind turbine project in Hessen, with more than 14 km of new and upgraded roads capable of heavy loads, will now be built within the valuable ecosystem of the forest, which is also the heart of an old-growth forest. history. with a history of more than 1000 years going back to the Middle Ages.
Germany’s last scenic spot
The area is the largest contiguous forested area in Hessen, virtually uninhabited, undisturbed, and therefore a precious natural area in itself. Its beauty is an entertainment field of outstanding importance  in the middle of a landscape that is partly classified as cultural – historical and has the highest value. Even according to Environment Minister Hessian Priska Hinz (Greens), this is one of the most scenic regions in Germany. ,
Reinnhardswald is a landscape that has not been industrially affected and belongs to landscapes that the Federal Union for Conservation of Nature describes as: “Landscapes that are close to nature without technical influences should be conserve.” 
Judgment “staggeringly wrong”
The decision to permit construction in the Reinhardswald forest, known far beyond state and even federal borders, was seen by the Action Coalition group as a startling mistake, purely politically motivated and more. , jeopardizing confidence in making the transition to green energy.
The Action Coalition states: “We have announced that we will document all events in Reinhardswald and make them public, as well as all existing expert reports and expert body statements. . We are also asking all photography and videographers to contact us so we can coordinate work if necessary. Cleanup begins today as oak trees over a hundred years old have been toppled.
In addition, we will use our capabilities to support published lawsuits by environmental associations and possibly municipalities.
Donations can be made through our homepage at: https://rettet-den-reinhardswald.de/spenden-dein-beitag…/.
Please expand your vocabulary! Reinhardswald needs your help!
CONSTRUCTION ROAD 14+ KM http://bit.ly/rdr14kmstrasse
50-60 (Total 140) SOURCE http://bit.ly/rdr140
PROTECTION OF SMALL Attributes http://bit.ly/rdrartenschutz
ARTICLES 1 https://bit.ly/petition1regenwald
CONDITION 2 https://bit.ly/petition2changeorg