Tesla can cut down German forest for ‘gigafactory,’ court rules

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A German court on Friday announced its decision to allow US electric car giant Tesla to cut down trees from a forest near Berlin for its new “gigafactory,” killing an appeal filed by environmental activists to protect the forest. Two German environmentalist groups had filed an emergency appeal to prevent trees from being cut down from a site in Grünheide, which is south-east of Berlin. Following an expedited proceeding, the court in Frankfurt an der Oder in the state of Brandenburg ruled in Tesla’s favor.