Germany is neck-deep in globalist propaganda. One very prominent symptom are their EnviroNazi (pardon the pun) regulations that now threaten their entire economy and the livelihoods of millions of Germans.
All in the name of the globalist promoted hoax of man-made climate change and/or global warming.
Der Spiegel reports:
The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig is set to consider whether vague plans to maintain clean air go far enough or whether problematic cities like Hamburg must ensure clean air as rapidly as possible, even if that means implementing driving bans.
There is plenty to indicate that the judges will claim to prioritize health, just as lower courts in Düsseldorf and Stuttgart have done.
The landmark decision could very well send out shock waves affecting more than 60 municipalities in which, like Hamburg, limits on poisonous nitrogen oxide emissions are consistently exceeded. Germany’s major carmakers would also be put on notice, as would the German Chancellery and the ministries responsible. All have ignored the problem for years and are hardly prepared should the court prove stubborn.
Things threaten to get even worse after that: Just a few weeks after the Leipzig ruling, the European Commission is also set to decide whether to initiate legal proceedings against Germany at the European Court of Justice for its failure to do anything about high levels of harmful emissions in its cities. Should Brussels decide to do so, it would clearly expose Berlin’s cozy relationship with the automobile industry at the expense of public health. “That would be a real disgrace for the German government,” says a state secretary in Berlin.
Several city halls in Germany are on edge. “I would be surprised if we got away without driving bans,” says Helmut Dedy, senior director of the Association of German Cities. The chances are significant, he says, that the Federal Administrative Court will authorize such measures.
For two years, representatives from German municipalities have been demanding the introduction of a blue environmental sticker that would denote vehicles with clean diesel engines — cars that would then be exempted from driving bans. Dedy is imploring Germany’s new government, once it is formed, to finally introduce the stickers. Transportation policymakers in Berlin have avoided the stickers “like the devil does holy water,” he complains. “It’s the product of a pronounced deference to the automobile industry.”
Even though limits were drastically exceeded, politicians at the federal, state and municipal levels did next to nothing. Yet everyone knew where most of the blame lay: With diesel cars, more and more of which were traveling the roads of Germany cities. And most of these models were equipped with software to either curb or completely switch off emissions filtering systems in many driving situations.
The German government is now facing the consequences of its inactivity — or at least it will if the court rejects the appeals from Stuttgart and Düsseldorf against driving bans. Depending on the grace period the court decides on, the cities could be forced to close down their streets within three to six months.
Preparing for Chaos
A verdict of that nature would destroy billions in value because drivers would suddenly be unable to drive into the city for work or to go shopping. Cars that already have to be marked down significantly in many places could then only be sold in foreign countries.
Millions of cars would be affected by the ban and there is a possibility that even delivery vehicles and trucks belonging to craftsmen would not be permitted. Normal city life would be rendered impossible.
In order to prepare for the chaos such a court ruling would bring, Dortmund is laying the groundwork to enable the issuing of hundreds of exemptions overnight for emergency and old-age care services, food deliveries and city service vehicles. The aim is to ensure that supplies and provisions continue to reach areas where roads might be closed.
One proposal that likely got the attention of automobile executives in Germany: Emissions are to be reduced, Altmaier wrote “with additional technical measures.” The meaning is clear: The federal government intends to force car companies to retrofit millions of dirty diesel vehicles that emit far too much nitrogen oxide during real driving conditions.
Thus far, the automobile industry has refused to consider such measures, and not just when it comes to retrofitting personal vehicles, but also city buses, which are a significant part of the emissions problem.
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February 22nd, 2018