NRW climate minister is looking for a fresh start after the eviction of Lützerath – politics
Christian WernickeKeyenberg / Erkelenz
Minister comes privately. Without a company car or personal protection, in white sneakers and a black leather jacket. Mona Neubaur, Green NRW Minister for Economics and Climate Protection, is on the outskirts of Keyenberg, a village on the brink: the shutters of the single-family homes are down, the doors are barricaded. Neubaur walks a few steps, a field path begins on the right. In the drizzle she looks south. To where on the horizon nine weeks ago Lützerath stood, the symbolic village of the climate movement. Now, in mid-March, a bucket-wheel excavator is towering 400 meters from Keyenberg in the gray sky.