Norma Calderon, left, and her daughter Emily, 10, gather outside her house in the mountain village of Chupon, Peru, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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A Peruvian farmer has filed a landmark lawsuit against German energy giant RWE, saying that the company's fossil fuel emissions endanger his family, livelihood and hometown, a German NGO said Tuesday.In what the pressure group Germanwatch called a first in Europe, RWE will face legal action by the plaintiff Saul Luciano Lliuya before the regional court in the western German city of Essen, where RWE is based.RWE, Germany's second biggest energy company and biggest electricity producer, this month said it saw profits from its core coal and gas business plummet again in the first nine months of the year.
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