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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Coal plant could damage rainforest reserves, coal reefs, palm oil plantations in Malaysian Borneo

Coal plant could damage rainforest reserves, coal reefs, palm oil plantations in Malaysian Borneo

Date : 20th December 2009, Source : Mongabay



A proposed coal-fired power plant in Malaysian Borneo could damage the region's world-renowned coral reefs, pollute air and water supplies, open Sabah's biodiverse rainforests to mining, and undermine the state's effort to promote itself as a destination for "green" investment and ecotourism, warn environmentalists leading an effort to block the project. The scheme, which is backed by the federal Tenaga Nasional Berhad and state energy company, Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd, has faced strong opposition and already been forced to re-locate twice since it was conceived more than two years ago. The 300-MW plant is now planned for a coastal area that is situated in the middle of the Coral Triangle/Sulu Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion, an area renowned for astounding levels of biodiversity.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/1220-sabah_coal.html





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