No to coal

Posted by watchmen
October 25, 2018
Posted in OPINION

A Group of Environmental Socialist (GOES) press release lauded Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. and the Diocese of San Carlos Social Action Center for opposing the proposed construction of a 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in San Carlos City.

The group called coal the “dirtiest source of energy,” which is why they were against the plant.

According to a United Nations report, hundreds of millions of lives are at risk due to rising temperatures. Contributors to this global warming are harmful non-environmental technologies, such as coal. GOES co-founder Randy James Rojo said there are many alternative energy sources – ones that do not need coal, oil, gas, or other fossil fuels.

Coal is poisoning and suffocating the planet – No to coal!

We need radical change to address the worsening environmental pollution. Even China has “shut down” their coal-fired power plants and invested in renewable energy because they have reached a point where people have to buy bottled fresh air – we will not allow that to happen.

“We have the right to breathe clean air [and] Negros, as the ‘organic bowl of the Philippines,’ shall maintain its status; putting up a coal plant can harm our environment,” Rojo said. “Investing in [a] coal power plant is not [the] right investment for everyone; coal is the dirtiest among all sources of energy – let’s eradicate this source of energy.”

The press release noted: “Investors should care for the people and the environment. They can invest in [an] alternative source of energy, like solar and wind, for the benefit of the common good. Coal is not cool! Allow environment-friendly technology to be in harmony with nature and to realize new, undiscovered, [and] unlimited resources of energy.”/WDJ

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