31 Mar '12, 12am

Kosovo Citizens Protest World Bank's Plan to Build Coal Plant

Kosovo Citizens Protest World Bank's Plan to Build Coal Plant

It's a stark contrast: Polluting, greenhouse gas-spewing coal power is dying out across the U.S., thanks in part to new, better clean air standards imposed by the federal government. But the federal government is also simultaneously backing an effort to install a brand new coal plant in Kosovo, one of Europe's poorest nations. Here's a dispatch from Nezir Sinani of the Kosovar Institute for Development Policy and Mary Ann Hitt, a campaign adviser with the Sierra Club: local Kosovars are fed up with an increasingly corrupt process to push forward an unnecessary and polluting new coal-fired power plant. They are sick and tired of being steamrolled by the World Bank and U.S. government, which came to the country with a decade-old project in tow that they refuse to update to reflect 21st century realities.This refusal is all the more damning with recent allegations of corrupti...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/kosovo-citizens-pr...

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