Petitions against coal plant near Rasa Cockatoo Sanctuary mounts

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – Nearly 70,000 signatures here and abroad have been gathered petitioning the Chair of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development, Gov. Abraham Kahlil
Mitra, to revert its decision against the proposal of the construction and operation of the DMCI coal power plant in Panacan, Narra, Palawan, Philippines. Most of the signatories are from people showing a sincere concern for Palawan and who are actual or potential visitors to this Province. The construction of the coal plant could severely damage the so far well-maintained image of Palawan as last ecological frontier and one of the most desirable ecotourism
destinations. The online signature campaigns were run in three different venues at Rainforest rescue, and a locally initiated one at

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