Environmental organizations continue to resist the construction of Tesla's factory in Germany. In response to their actions, German politicians criticized them and called for the revision and tightening of the law on planning and approving industrial enterprises.
The State Environmental Administration (LfU) has previously rejected the suspension of prior authorization required by environmental associations Nabu and Green League. In response, environmentalists once again filed a lawsuit against the early approval of the construction of Giga Berlin in the Frankfurt an der Oder administrative court on June 16. Resistance to the construction of a factory for the production of electric vehicles that will improve the global environmental situation reaches the point of absurdity.
The fact that Nabu and Green League are once again wanting to stop important work on the construction of the Tesla plant has been sharply criticized by several politicians because these unsubstantiated actions of environmentalists show to the world that Germany could be a bad place for investment. “The Tesla project in Brandenburg threatens to become an awkward grotesque for Germany as a place to do business,” Wolfgang Steiger, Secretary-General of the CDU Economic Council told Handelsblatt.
The politician sees the need for legislative action. He called for a review and toughening of the law on planning and approving industrial projects in the country. “Following the general elections, the planning and approval law must be urgently reviewed and tightened,” he said. Steiger is outraged that even an electric vehicle factory has met such resistance from environmental groups, which one would expect to be environmentally conscious. "How should the structural change that you propagate work?" he said.
FDP politician Michael Theurer called for a reaction from Green leader Annalena Baerbock. He said that she should speak out clearly against these environmental organizations and support the construction of Tesla's factory. "Chancellor candidate Baerbock must speak out clearly against the Green League and support the construction of the Tesla factory in her state," he told the newspaper. "Anyone who preaches e-mobility on weekends, shall not shirk responsibility on weekdays by just greenlighting/rubber-stamping the emergency appeal of the very own party-affiliated organisation in the own federal state to stop the Tesla factory."
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