Reject Meralco Powergen Corporations' proposed coal-fired power plant project in Atimonan, Quezon.
Why is this important?
We need to stand up and demand that governments and energy producers respect the fundamental right to breathe clean air and not see it as a threat to their profits.
Coal-fired power plants speed up global warming by filling the atmosphere with vast amounts of carbon dioxide. Coal burning leads to acid rain and smog, and emits more than 60 different hazardous air pollutants such as a variety of toxic metals, organic compounds, acid gases, sulfur, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and particulate matter.
Coal is an obsolete energy source that is already being phased out by renewable energy technologies.