Residents of Cilegon, Banten province, have accused the World Bank Group of indirectly financing a project to expand a massive coal-fired power plant (PLTU) in Suralaya village, arguing the expanded plant would negatively affect their health and livelihood, environmental groups said on Thursday.
Residents and green NGOs have accused the World Bank of indirectly financing two new coal-fired power plants on Indonesia’s most populous island despite promises to shift to low-carbon funding, according to a complaint filed Thursday.
They say the two new units could cause thousands of premature deaths and are arguably unnecessary in the oversupplied local grid. However, the bank’s lending arm clarifies that it does not have the ability to stop the project’s development.
Opung Rainim Purba, perempuan Dairi, terlihat semringah saat berbicara di acara temu media akhir Juli lalu hybrid dari Medan, Sumatera Utara. Dia lega Majelis Hakim Pengadilan Tata Usaha Negara (PTUN) Jakarta mengabulkan gugatan 11 warga Dairi, terkait persetujuan izin lingkungan yang dikeluarkan Menteri Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan (LHK) untuk perusahaan tambang, PT Dairi Prima Mineral.