Council rejects coal plant project

By: Jose Santino S. Bunachita April 27,2016 - 11:43 AM

FOR failing to secure social acceptability, the Cebu City Council rejected the application for a coal plant project in Barangay Sawang Calero during their regular Wednesday morning.

Residents opposing the project, clad in black shirts, clapped as Councilor Nida Cabrera rendered her committee report on the proposal. They also handed white roses to the councilors.

There was no objection from the counci rejecting the project as Councilors Noel Wenceslao and Richard Osmena withdrew their proposed resolution favorably endorsing the project.

“Under current guidelines a power plant that surpasses a rated capacity of 30 MW is considered environmentally critical. Therefore the proposed coal fired power plant by Ludo Power Corp.. with a capacity of 300 MW is an environmentally critical project and poses significant environmental impact,” read the seven page environment committee report.

Cabrera chairs the council’s environment committee.

The committee also cited the lack of an environmental impact assessment study submitted by the proponent.

Ludo Power Corp. public relations manager Nelson Yuvallos, who attended today’ s session declined to comment on the council’s rejection of the project.

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