Activists e-newsletter 17 July 2008

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Greenpeace Cyberactivists News 17 July 2008

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17 July 2008
Rainbow Warrior

Dear Greenpeace activist,

What a dramatic couple of days it has been! On 15 July, Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior staged a peaceful protest against the expansion of a Belgian-owned coal power plant in Mapthaphut, Rayong province in Thailand, anchoring a few meters off the coal wharf and unfurling banners saying "Quit Coal" and "Coal = Climate Change". The ship was greeted by tug boats and coal plant personnel who fired water cannons as it entered the coal port. ( Read the news and view the photos)

ํYesterday morning, we achieved a major breakthrough when our demand for cancellation of the polluting coal plant was endorsed by two key Thai senate representatives, who cited violation of Environmental Impacts Assessment requirements, non-compliance with the new electricity regulator's rules and massive community opposition. They will both move the senate and the energy ministry to immediately stop the work on the coal plant. ( Read the news of the breakthrough)

The energy revolution has truly begun and we must maintain the momentum. If you haven't done so already, please sign the petition calling upon the Thai government to Quit Coal, Reject Nuclear Energy and Invest in Renewable Energy solutions to ensure Energy security for Thailand and combat Climate change, the number one threat facing the planet.

We don't need foreign owned coal and nuclear power plants running on imported foreign coal and nuclear fuel to meet our energy needs. Click here to tell the Thai government to bring in investment to make maximum use of Thailand abundant alternative energy potential.

Together, we can save the planet and build a greener, cleaner and secure future for Thailand. Tara Buakamsri Campaign Manager Greenpeace Southeast Asia