Say no to coal in Palawan!


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D.M. Consunji plans to construct a 15-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Palawan, an island-province in the Philippines known for its rich biodiversity, as well as natural wonders that are now threatened by various human activities.

Numerous studies have already established the negative impacts of coal power generation. Using coal for power generation harms both communities and ecosystems. These studies have also linked coal usage with global warming.

Let’s urge the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to turn down D.M. Consunji’s Environmental Compliance Certificate application for the construction of their coal plant.

Together let’s protect Palawan’s pristine environment from dirty energy!


About the campaign

Palawan, an island-province in Luzon, has always prided itself of its rich biodiversity. While Palawan is also known to be the Philippines’ last ecological frontier, its natural wonders are being threatened by various harmful human activities.

We cannot allow a coal plant add to its growing list of threats.

DM Consunji’s plan to construct a 15-megawatt coal-fired power plant has already moved to three different proposed sites because of strong community opposition since 2013.

Protecting Palawan’s ecosystem is vital because it is home two Unesco World Heritage sites and is also one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world.

Numerous studies have already established that the burning of coal is one of the leading causes of smog, acid rain, and toxic air pollution that harm both communities and ecosystems. Carbon emissions from energy production are also known to be the largest source of greenhouse gases that cause global warming.

Moreover, recent studies show that 100% renewable energy can deliver lower-cost, reliable power to small islands across Philippines.

Should the construction of this coal plant push through, Palawan would be locked into 20-40 years of coal dependence.

It is our responsibility to stop corporations with poor environmental track records destroy the Philippines’ last ecological frontier.

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