RTV Noord reported that Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrived this morning in the village of Loppersum . The town, located in the province of Groningen, has been affected by earthquakes caused by the extraction of Natural Gas. Acting mayor Gerard Beukema of the municipality of Eemsdelta received Mark Rutte to discuss issues surrounding these earthquakes.
In Loppersum, Rutte spoke with members of the Special Situations Committee. This committee is concerned with rare and important cases. Rutte also met with representatives of Stut-en-Steun, who help hundreds of earthquake victims with complex or stalled legal cases.
At around 5 in the evening, Rutte will go to Groningen city. His visit there will be devoted to the energy transition. The outgoing prime minister will visit the bus depot of the Groningen-Drenthe public transport agency in the city. This is the location of one of the largest green hydrogen filling stations in Europe. Here he will be shown one of the twenty new hydrogen buses from Qbuzz.