Local coal testimonies and resistance from Turkey

Europe in transition

Local communities who live in the regions where there are existing and planned new coal power plant projects face serious risks. These risks include chronic respiratory diseases, water and soil contamination, being dependent on unsustainable and insecure jobs in coal infrastructures, displacement, losing high quality arable lands to coal. Local communities under coal risks resist to projects in their regions. Witness some of the resistance stories below.

Suffocating from coal in Iskenderun Bay

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