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Tesla must stop clearing trees near its German plant site

Tesla must stop clearing trees near its German plant site
Stop in the name of nature.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> Stop in the name of nature.8, 2020 file photo, felled trees lie on the construction site of the Tesla Gigafactory in Gruenheide near Berlin.Felled trees lie on the construction site of the Tesla Gigafactory in Gruenheide near Berlin.(Patrick Pleul/AP) The Berlin-Brandenburg region’s top administrative court, which made the decision, also said that until a deadline earlier this week, the company — which intended to open its factory in summer 2021 — hadn’t provided required information regarding paying for potential environmental restoration projects.

, (Patrick Pleul/AP) With Saturday’s ruling, the court upheld a previous temporary ban that followed environmentalist groups NABU and Gruene Liga appealing the decision by a lower court to permit the clearing of the trees.Tesla on Saturday was ordered to stop clearing trees in some parts of its site in Gruenheide, about 23 miles southeast of Berlin, where the automaker is building its freshman electric car company in Europe, The Associated Press reports.

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