Protesters say no to 4th coal-fired plant Cebu
CEBU CITY — Environment groups staged protest actions here to oppose the continued construction of coal-fired power plants in the province of Cebu.
The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) led protesters in a march from P. Del Rosario Extension to Colon Street for a rally urging the Cebu City council to deny a permit for the construction of another coal plant in the village of Sawang Calero. The plant’s location is near residences.
Teody Navea, PMCJ Cebu coordinator, said the group learned that the plant proponents were trying to get an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The grant of ECC, Navea said, w…
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