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The Dangers of Coal-Burning Power Plants

June 28, 2012 ·  , Colley, Julie. Tuesday, 01 November 2011."The Dangers of Coal-Burning Power Plants". Retrieved from http://ecohearth.com/eco-zine/green-issues/401-the-dangers-of-coal-burning-power-plants-.html

Coal has been an integral part of American power generation since the late 1800s. While that technology has in some ways benefited our society, we now recognize the ecological hazards and health risks associated with using coal as an energy source. Coal by itself is not harmful; however, the byproducts of burning coal raise serious […]

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Rio +20 makes no fresh, green breast of the new world

June 25, 2012 · 

Like The Great Gatsby, this summit failed to measure up to the challenge of a new world, preferring to recreate the failures of the past

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Coal 'monsters' take over Energy Department

June 25, 2012 · 

MANILA – A group of coal “monsters” staged a takeover at the Department of Energy in Taguig City and renamed the agency the “Department of Coal Energy,” and asking to see their leader, Energy Secretary Jose Rene “COALmendras”.

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Corrupt power plant deal for review

June 25, 2012 ·  By Robert Gonzaga, Inquirer, Central Luzon

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT Groups opposing the construction of a coal-fired power plant in this free port are not losing hope and have turned to President Benigno Aquino for help to stop the project, which is being pushed by one of Mr. Aquino’s best buddies, Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras. In statements posted online and sent […]

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President Aquino, Please have mercy!

June 21, 2012 ·  , http://www.manilatimes.net

Although newspapers do not call it a plea for mercy on the people, that is what media should call the plea Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority top officials recently made to President Benigno Aquino 3rd. Led by SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia, the officials requested the President to order the relocation of the 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant […]

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Congressman Raymond Palatino's Privilege Speech

May 21, 2012 ·  By Raymond V. Palatino

NO TO SUBIC COAL Privilege speech delivered on May 21, 2012, Monday. Drafting of speech was a collective effort. Special thanks to Rubelh. I rise to give voice to the clamor of the people of Zambales against the proposed 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Sitio Naglatore, Barangay Cawag in Subic, Zambales. The project started out […]

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Gov't urged to help coconut growers diversify amid copra price plunge

May 19, 2012 ·  By Former Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri, Press Statement

With copra prices plummeting, a former senator has urged government to help coconut farmers diversify and build viable cooperatives. “Diversification is key to the economic survival of small growers facing severe hardship, with the farm-gate price of copra now down to as low as P15 per kilo from P40 a year ago,” said former Sen. […]

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Power plant faces Kalikasan writ

May 15, 2012 ·  By Cecille Garcia, Manila Standard Today

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The planned coal-fired thermal plant here faces rough sailing as oppositors mass up to file a Writ of Kalikasan. Alex Hermoso, lead convener of the Zambales-Olongapo Civil Society Network, said in a media forum Kapihan sa Dayrit’s that a case is being finalized to stop the project. “We strongly oppose the […]

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The Tampakan Mine has a High Potential for Loss of Life and High Environmental Damage if the Facilities fail

March 24, 2012 ·  By Working Group on Mining in the Philippines

Our working group have repeatedly warned Xstrata about the dangers of the Tampakan SMI mining project [1] and commented on the inadequate environmental studies but they have failed to listen. We are told that they have not even consulted the current Secretary of the Department of Agriculture. The result is that the proposed Tampakan mine […]

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Mining ban eyed in 78 ecotourism sites – Aquino

March 19, 2012 ·  By Chichi Conde, InterAksyon.com

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III said the government is poised to ban mining in 78 ecotourism sites in the country.

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