Bayer , Rheinbraun , Wintershall : Industry exerts influence on German authorities.

 Protest im Wendland: Auch die Bevölkerung hat Zweifel an der Sicherheit des Salzstock Gorleben. Quelle: Christian Fischer, Wikipedia | Bild (Ausschnitt): © Christian Fischer, public domain wikipedia [Public Domain] - Wikimedia

At the end of June 2016 it became known, through investigations undertaken by WDR, NDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung, that the Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) had for years been receiving questionable donations from the industry-affiliated Hans-Joachim Martini Foundation. The BGR undertakes important consulting and research services in relation to energy and climate issues for the federal government.   ... →