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‘Green’ advocates urge SC to ban Subic coal plant

Saturday, July 21, 2012

‘Green’ advocates urge SC to ban Subic coal plant


After being turned down by the Aquino government, several environmental advocacy groups have dared the judiciary to come up with a ruling that would halt the construction of a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

In a petition filed two days before President Aquino delivers his third State of the Nation Address the party-list organizations Kalikasan and Kabataan were able to drag along legislators and local executives from Subic, Zambales, Olongapo and Bataan to be co-signatories.

At a press briefing in UP Manila, both groups and the No. 2 Coal-Central Luzon (No2Coal-CL) alliance, appealed to the members of the high tribunal to issue a temporary tnvironmental protection order (TEPO) or a Writ of Kalikasan ordering RPI to cease and desist from the construction and operation of the coal-fired power plant.

“We ask the high court to stop this threat to the environment and the people’s lives. The Central Luzon region will be at risk for more pollution and disasters if this coal-fired power plant is allowed to operate,” Kalikasan party-list president Clemente Bautista Jr said..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/nation/item/1814-%E2%80%98green%E2%80%99-advocates-urge-sc-to-ban-subic-coal-plant

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