In this open letter, the EEB and partner NGOs call on the International Commission for the Protection of the Odra River against Pollution and the Water Directors of the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland to take the necessary measures to protect the river from the disruptive impacts of lignite mining.
The Oder river basin is facing an ecological crisis. Lignite mines contaminate and deplete water, and threaten biodiversity. It’s time to stop new lignite projects, hold polluters accountable, cut pollution at source, and stop the abuse of exemptions. Read the NGOs’ call: