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Tesla can cut down German forest for ?gigafactory,? court rules

Tesla can cut down German forest for ?gigafactory,? court rules

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.

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Tesla began clearing the 92-hectare (227-acre) area of forest on Thursday.

One of the groups that had sued Tesla, a Bavarian land and wildlife conservation association, called the car company's work to cut down the trees began as a "hit-and-run clearing of a forest area important for climate and species protection."

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