350.org is out with a petition against a new coal plant that threatens an endangered mangrove forest in Bangladesh.
“The Bangladesh government has cut a deal with India to build a 1,320-megawatt coal plant in the Sundarbans forest and is refusing to back down from it—no matter the cost to the people nearby, or to the country’s climate future,” 350 states. “The Rampal coal plant would require transporting millions of tons of coal through narrow waterways, and further erode the forest’s cyclone protections,” the petition site adds, “not to mention put surrounding communities at risk of toxic pollution of every kind.”
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The petition calls on UNESCO to declare the Sundarbans forest a World Heritage Site in Danger.
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