In December 2006, Vattenfall applied to the Regional Planning Association Upper Lusatia-Lower Silesia in order to extract 300,000,000 tonnes of lignite in the area. For the open-cast mining a displacement of 1,500 people from Rohne, Mulkwitz, Mühlrose, and Schleife is necessary. In October 2013 the Regional Planning Association Upper Lusatia-Lower Silesia has approved the open-cast mining Nochten II. A broad range of environmental justice organizations (EJOs) are opposing the mining proposal of Vattenfall. The initiative Strukturwandel-jetzt is the leading opposition group against the mine. It has placed internet pages with information. The initiative is supported by larger EJOS such as Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND), Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (Nabu) and smaller EJOS such as Nature Friends Germany. Also other organizations are part of the initiative such as political parties The Left and Alliance 90/The Greens. Protest actions have included demonstrations, cultural expositions, climate camps, village and heritage celebrations, production of alternative knowledge, open letters to the German government and to associations in favor of lignite mining. Currently the state government has to decide about the mining project. Opponents have stated to sue against the mining plans.