Via P Gosselin above 18. May 2022
The German state of Hesse has one of the largest contiguous and undisturbed forest areas in Europe: ReinhardswaldAlso known as the “treasure house of the European woods” or “The Forest of Grimm’s Tales”.
The legal battle to rescue the precious forest from wind park industrialization has begun.
Although mass environmental crime has begun, conservationists are starting to campaign in earnest. Picture: Rettetdenreihandswwald.de.
20,000,000 square meters deforested
Sadly, green energy advocates have won approval for the construction of wind turbines on 7 so-called priority sites totaling about 2000 hectares (= 20 million m) in the millennial Reinhardswald. year old.
The first 18 turbines were recently approved, see map here. But approved is not built. Several lawsuits have been filed. Plans are underway on other sites in Reinhardswald: 10 turbines will be built at the KS26 site, another nine on KS14.
More than 50 giant wind turbines are planned
And that’s just the beginning: There are also three more areas. In total, 50 or more of these massive wind turbines can be built in Reinhardswald.
The rescue begins
Fortunately, greedy behavior and environmental crime were ultimately met with stiff resistance from German conservationists. The battle to save the famous forest will be long. Finally some good news.
COURT FOR THE WIND INDUSTRY STEP IN REINHARDSWALD
Construction of the largest wind-industrial complex in Hesse in the heart of the 1000-year-old Reinhardswald has been halted (for the time being) by the courts. The lack of precautions to protect the species is just one of the many conflicting issues that make this insane project of 14 kilometers of road construction impossible.
The miners are ready to go, but your commitment and contributions have paid off! Construction of a massive wind industrial park in one of Germany’s primeval, undisturbed forests has been halted by a court ruling. Clearing of forested areas, i.e. forced removal of tree roots from the sensitive ecosystem of the forest floor, has been halted for the time being.
All in all, the killing of a heavily guarded compound in a 1000-year-old forest is just one of a number of problems raised by a number of environmental and community associations that have filed complaints with the Administrative Court in Kassel. .
In addition, there are many other violations of permitting conditions, such as non-compliance with requirements for the protection of amphibians. Witnessing first hand, we’ve recorded huge rain-filled canals in the vicinity of construction sites, home to more than 40 species of amphibians (Alpine newts, protected fluff newts). strictly protected) and report them to the Kassel Regional Council. Just a few days later, we found these biotubes passed and full (see photo). No trace of newt….
Donations to support the case: https://bit.ly/rdrfbspenden
The wind industry in Reinhardswald must be stopped! Hesse’s largest (still) intact forest needs your help.