In the south of Cottbus, the Swedish government owned enterprise Vattenfall wants to mine further 1900 hectares to extract lignite for its power plants. Over there, 204 million tons of harmful CO2 would be liberated. 810 people would have to be relocated from Proschim, Lindenfeld and Welzow. The city Welzow would be trapped on a peninsula and Lieske would be situated on a narrow strip between the old and new mining sites. From 2027 to 2042 this coal would be mined, and then a flooded Welzow lake of 1600 hectares would be created, which will be likely to be acidified like most of nearby mining lakes. In September 2013, over 120,000 objectors argued against the proposed Vattenfall lignite mining project Welzow-South II. Before the new election in September 2014, the Social democrats-left party government of Brandenburg wants to present a Cabinet decision to Welzow-South II. A broad range of environmental justice organizations (EJOs) are opposing the mining proposal of Vattenfall. The initiatives Kein-weiteres-Dorf (No more villages) and Allianz für Welzow (Alliance for Welzow) are local EJOs opposing the mine. These two have placed internet pages with informations. There initiative is supported by larger EJOS such as Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND), Robin Wood, Climate-Alliance Germany, Green League and smaller EJOS such as German Environmental Aid, Nature Friends Germany. Also other organizations are part of the initiative such as Brandenburg Farmers Association, Brandenburg Heritage Association. Protest actions have included demonstrations and writing of postcards to members of the Swedish government. As a reaction to the strong mobilization against this and other mining projects (see for example Jaenschwalde nord) in the region, the Brandenburg government is considering a nationalization of Vattenfall’s mining business. Furthermore, the recent decision of the German constitutional court (see Garzweiler II) has decided, that in the future, citizens must be able to file complaints against expropriations and resettlements at an earlier stage. According to Friends of the Earth Brandenburg and Climate-Alliance Germany this court decision will prevent Welzow Sued and other proposed mining projects in Brandenburg.