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OP-ED: BHP in Indonesian Borneo: The Coal Disaster Waiting to Happen

Environment  (tags: mining, environment, destruction, world, protection, nature, wildlife, ecosystems )

- 1606 days ago -
BHP Billiton has a massive coal mine planned for Central Kalimantan. But local environmental activists are worried about its impact on people and forests.

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Ondine J (134)
Monday November 25, 2013, 5:20 pm
Another disaster waiting....Noted thanks

Ben B (20)
Monday November 25, 2013, 8:07 pm
BHP is one of the largest mineral resource companies in the world. They will pursue this project in the cheapest way possible (open-cut) to maximise profits for their shareholders, without regard to the inevitable environmental impacts (Indonesian "environmental protection" leaves a lot to be desired) and negative effects on the indigenous population, who undoubtedly will not gain any benefit from the project or BHP.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday November 25, 2013, 8:19 pm
Thank you for the news! We have to have petitions to stop this!!!

Howard Crosse (21)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 5:49 am
Sadly yet another example of our willingness to take what we want irrespective of the costs to those with whom we share this planet.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:53 am
Sadly noted. TY Cal

Frances Darcy (143)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 7:57 am
sadly noted

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Tuesday November 26, 2013, 9:21 am
Noted & posted

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 9:52 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 10:32 am
I hope this does not go ahead Another calamity for the planet!

David C (133)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 10:36 am
how awful this will be not only locally, but globally.

Marija M (32)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 12:12 pm
tks for sharing the news

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 4:25 pm

Thanks!!! Posted in:  ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
in:  PALMED OFF!!: News, Pics, Videos
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ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java & Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, Clouded Leopards, Sun Bears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!!
AGAINST: Corporate Control, Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Global Warming, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Pet Trade, Bushmeat Trade, GMO Food, Vivisection, Bee-killing Pesticides… Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, & Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead  Thanks!! Michela

Manuela Gewert (88)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 10:21 pm
Danke Cal für die Info! Es wird ma wieder etwas beschlossen ohne Rücksicht auf Verluste, das macht mich wütend!

gabriela v (172)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 3:59 am
Thank you!

Debra Tate (17)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 5:27 am
So very sad. Noted and shared. Thanks

s.parameswaran Shanmugam (11)
Wednesday November 27, 2013, 6:21 am

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Friday November 29, 2013, 1:48 pm
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