Two barangays in San Car­los en­dorse coal-fired power plant

Sun Star Bacolod - - Front Page - BY TERESA D. ELLERA

SAN Car­los City Vice Mayor Re­nato Gustilo re­vealed yes­ter­day that two barangays in the city have ex­pressed their sup­port on the coal-fired power plant.

Gustilo said the vil­lage coun­cils of Barangay Pu­naw and Barangay Palam­pas have passed a

res­o­lu­tion pos­ing no ob­jec­tion to the coal-fired power plant for as long as it fol­lows the stan­dard set by the gov­ern­ment es­pe­cially by the De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources (DENR).

He also said that mem­bers of the San Car­los City Coun­cil have al­ready con­ducted a study tour at some coal­fired power plants in the coun­try and that based on their ob­ser­va­tion, SMC Power Hold­ings which plans to con­struct a 300megawatt coal-fired power plant in the city is also fol­low­ing the stan­dard set by the gov­ern­ment.

San Car­los Dio­cese Bishop Ger­ardo Almi­naza is against the project for en­vi­ron­men­tal and hu­man health is­sues.*

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