Don't cut down India's forests for coal
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Don't cut down India's forests for coal

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      Greenpeace India

We must stop the Government from cutting down giant areas of forest in Central India to get the coal that lies beneath. We need to convince our PM to act. 

If thousands of people ask him to save the forests, when he’s discussing conservation with the entire world, he will feel pressure to make a commitment.

About 35% of the 1700 wild tigers are in Central India. Almost half of the forest dependent communities in India depend on the forests here. Cutting down forests and burning coal will release large amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. This will heat up the atmosphere and threaten all life on Earth.

If that isn’t enough, a coal scam larger than the 2G scam is coming to light. A report by the CAG says that the Coal Ministry, then headed by the Prime Minister, allocated coal blocks at a throw-away price costing the taxpayer Rs 1.86 lakh crores (an earlier leak of the report put the figure even higher at Rs. 10.67 lakh crores (212 billion US dollars)).

Ask the PM to stop all new coal allocations and forest clearances until
this scam has been investigated and there is a clear demarcation of areas that shouldn’t be mined.

To:
Prime Minister
I want you to stop allocating new coal blocks and clearing more forests for coal mining until this scam is investigated and there is a clear demarcation of areas where mining shouldn’t be allowed.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • herman dias MUMBAI, INDIA
      • about 1 year ago

      destruction of forests or deforestation will not only affect wildlife but also the weather, the ecosystem and also cause global warming. therefore anyone found cutting trees for reasons not justified should be given a lifetime jail term with a heft fine......

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    • Susan Parks CENTERVILLE, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      We must not continue what is killing our planet!

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    • Sobhan Koppuravuri VIJAYAWADA, INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      To save National Animal

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    • Anshuman Narain NEW DELHI, INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is madness!!!

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    • Love Tiwari INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      put the coal in manmohan singhs ass and burn it enough is enough god really did a mistake by creating humans and biggest mistake by creating these motherfuckers who r misussing their powers and killing forest and their inocent lives

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