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To: UN Climate Chief, President of the Republic of the Philippines, Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources
Make Palawan, Philippines Coal-Free
Please stop any coal-fired power plant projects in the province of Palawan!
Why is this important?
We, the Concerned People of Palawan and supporters, implore your good heart to listen to our pleas to stop the construction of coal-fired power plants, specifically, DMCI's project, in Narra, Palawan. We do not want the use of fossil fuels in our province now or in the future.
Our opposition to the coal-fired power plants is not brought by sentimental reasons or fear of change. Our opposition is backed by worldwide experience and science that coal-burning power plants are the biggest source of carbon emissions, pose grave threat to the health of the people, and speed up global warming. Global Warming is a phenomenon that wreaks havoc to the environment and brings us highly destructive weather patterns like Yolanda (Hainan).
The Bureau of Mines and Geosciences of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has identified the municipality of Narra as highly susceptible to landslides and flooding and any minute change in the sea level, weather pattern and environment poses enumerable danger to us, Narra residents. Knowing these natural hazards, a coal power plant that emits poisonous gases, with its accompanying coal ash pond and slurry on our shores, is a death sentence to our seas and farms- the primary source of our food.
Please stop the coal-fired power plant and look into cleaner and safer technologies available where investing is wiser in the long run.
We ask you to protect our lives and our future. Please keep Palawan, the most beautiful island in the world, the Philippines' Last Ecological Frontier, home of the world-renowned Underground River, and a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve, coal-free! Please stop coal-fired power plants!
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