Green groups calling for end to coal stopped from staging protest in Mendiola

MANILA — As part of the National Day of Action Against Coal, sustainable energy advocates led by thePower for People Coalition (P4P) and Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) on Friday triedto march to Mendiola to bring their calls for a coal moratorium to PresidentDuterte.
The groups said they held the protest dueto what they decried as the Department of Energy’s skepticism towards any concrete policy statement that would completely cancel all proposed coal projectscountry.
The marchers, however, were stopped by the Philippine National Police from entering Mendiola.
P4P has called for an end to the use of coal over the years, citing its emissionsdrive climate change and “fu…

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