Environmental associations that oppose the construction of Tesla Giga Berlin have suffered another defeat at the Supreme Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg. While Tesla is busy tackling senseless litigation, which delays the start of the factory, the solution of climatic problems is put on the back burner.
Opponents of the Tesla factory in Grünheide have lost a so-called complaint hearing at the Supreme Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg. The environmental associations Nabu and Green League, whose goals of participation are highly questionable, oppose early approval of the construction of the plant. In early June, Tesla Giga Berlin received a permit issued by the State Environmental Administration (LfU), which allowed system tests to be carried out. It includes authorization to test the functionality of the systems in the Paint Shop, Casting, and Body in White. In addition, the installation of wastewater treatment tanks has been agreed upon. Permitted functional tests include treatment and pressure testing of system technology, signal testing, filling systems, and functional testing of machines, apparatus, containers, and burners.
However, Nabu and Green League filed a complaint and demanded the suspension of testing. This complaint was dismissed as it had no compelling reasons. But, this did not stop the so-called environmental organizations and they appealed with an urgent application to the Supreme Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg.
On July 14, the Supreme Administrative Court unequivocally dismissed the complaint and announced that this decision was final and therefore not subject to further appeal. In addition, the court ruled that the complaint could not be complacent as it was inadmissible. Such a court decision once again showed that Nabu and Green League deliberately intended to delay the process, trying in every possible way to harm Tesla, even if there is no real reason for this.
Yesterday, these same organizations filed a complaint against the hearing of this case in the Supreme Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg—and lost.
The essence of the current situation is that environmental associations, whose goal should be to strive to improve the environmental situation, do not support the manufacturer of electric vehicles, but are trying in every possible way to prevent it from starting work. Rather than seeking with Tesla the best ways to solve the problems they see, to help and guide them, Nabu and Green League only seem to intend to hinder the construction and commissioning of Giga Berlin. The factory will produce hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles per year, which will replace cars with internal combustion engines, which heavily pollute the Earth's atmosphere, bringing all its inhabitants closer to dire consequences. It is this very contradiction that casts serious doubt on the true intention of such "environmental" organizations.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.