The Polish government wants to continue operating the Turów open-cast lignite mine in the border triangle between Germany and the Czech Republic. Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday that the mine would not be allowed to close. “No court will dictate anything to Polandwhen it comes to energy security,” says Morawiecki. Everything will be done to ensure that operations will function normally by 2044.
Last week, the administrative court in Warsaw ruled that the open-cast mine had to be shut down. The city of Zittau and the environmental organization Greenpeace with branches in the Czech Republic and Germany. They saw the consequences of opencast mining for neighboring countries as insufficiently taken into account. The court agreed with the plaintiffs. According to the verdict, the documents on environmental compatibility submitted by the responsible Polish authority were incorrect.