Greenpeace activists this morning shut down the port of the controversial BLCP coal plant to prevent the unloading of Australian coal into Thailand. Amidst heavy police and stick-wielding BLCP personnel presence, activists chained themselves at bumper...

Photo | 2006-09-07

Greenpeace activists this morning shut down the port of the controversial BLCP coal plant to prevent the unloading of Australian coal into Thailand. Amidst heavy police and stick-wielding BLCP personnel presence, activists chained themselves at bumpers of the dock and hung banners that read "Coal = Climate Change, Clean Energy Now".The 1,434 MW BLCP coal plant will release nearly 12 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, and once in operation this plant alone will cause Thailand's carbon emissions to rise by almost 6% a year according to Greenpeace projections.

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