Coal-fired plant project faces local opposition

Local communities in Batang, Central Java, have urged the government to drop its plan to construct a US$4 billion coal-fired power plant, saying that its environmental impact could destroy the livelihoods of more than 100,000 people in the area.

Residents near the site of the planned project said the construction of the power plant would destroy rice farming and the thriving fishery industry.

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Posted February 12, 2014 by repit in News

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