The battle in Burgundy to save a forested land from a job-promising plant

By Anne Duvivier

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For the inhabitants in and around Sardy-les-Épiry,  a small community sitting in the heart of a traditionally socialist-voting region of Burgundy, hard-hit by rising unemployment and an exodus of the rural population, the project first presented in 2011 appeared as if a godsend.