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Gov’t asked to stop coal plant project [Philippines]

Author: Sun Star [Philippines], Published on: 27 April 2009

…Catholic Church leaders asked the National Government…to stop the Alcantara Group-led…coal-fired power plant in Sarangani province. The request was made as part of the…Earth Day…protest actions to pressure the firm to abandon the project…"The coal power plant is…a threat to Sarangani, Gensan and Region 12 [Central Mindanao]…" the priest said, referring to the project's potential negative impact to the environment and the human health…Joseph C. Nocos, Conal Holdings vice president, said in many earlier occasions that their coal power plant project would not adversely affect the environment and the health of the local people, citing the availability of modern technologies…they will be using modern equipment to control pollutants…in compliance to domestic and international standards…[The company will] establish a "carbon sink," which would straddle 8,000 hectares of land planted to various fruit bearing trees, said Nocos...

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Related companies: Alcantara Group Conal Holdings (joint venture Alsons Consolidated Resources & Electricity Generating Public Co.)