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San Juan, La Union Says Goodbye to Coal Plants

On March 11, the town of San Juan in La Union was declared coal-free. This is good news for everyone, not just for surfers and tourists.

Global Luzon Energy Development Corporation (GLEDC) initially planned to build a 670-megawatt coal plant in Luna, a town roughly 27 kilometers away from San Juan. The residents were quick to oppose the project.

This event prompted the town council of San Juan to pass Resolution No. 03-2019. Authored by Councilor Miguel Corleone Magsaysay, the resolution bans the development and operation of coal plants in San Juan.

Beach in La Union

The resolution was then turned into an ordinance after the approval of all council members.

Known as the Surfing Capital of the North,” San Juan will greatly benefit from the ban on the coal-fired power plant. According to scientific studies, coal plants produce pollutants that contribute to environmental damages and hazardously affect one’s health.

Magsaysay thanked everyone who supported the initiative, saying that it is a major win for San Juan. We can only hope that other towns and cities in the country do the same.

Planning to visit this famous La Union tourist spot? Check out San Juan’s top hotels.

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