Stop the demolition of 700 mountains in China
  • Petitioned Yan Jiehe

This petition was delivered to:

Chairman of Pacific Construction Group
Yan Jiehe
Regional Director for the National Development and Reform Commission in China
Qin Yucai
Gangsu Governor in China
Liu Weiping

Stop the demolition of 700 mountains in China

    1. M P
    2. Petition by

      M P

      San Francisco, CA

As it was reported in the news on December 6 of 2012, China plans to flatten 700 mountains near Lanzhou to build a metropolis.

One of China's biggest construciton companies, Pacific Construction Group, is carrying out the $3.52 billion project that will decimate 500 square miles of mountainous territory to make room for a new urban development. This infrastructure will become China's fifth state-level development zone with construction of high-rise residential buildings.
It is expected to:
- Increase area's population by several hundred thousand
- Impact the enviroment with hazardous effects
- Create heavy pollution and water shortages

Flattening mountains is not a new practice - mining companies have razed mountainous terrain in the past to excavate coal - but China's plan to demolish 700 mountains may be the largest project to date.

Lanzhou, home to 3.6 million people alongside the silty Yellow River, already has major environmental concerns. Last year, the World Health Organization named it the city with the worst air pollution in China. The city’s main industries include textiles, fertilizer production and metallurgy.

Liu Fuyuan, a former high-level official at the country’s National Development and Reform Commission, told China Economic Weekly that the project was unsuitable because Lanzhou is frequently listed as among China’s most chronically water-scarce municipalities. “The most important thing is to gather people in places where there is water,” he said.

Please sign my petition if you agree that Yan Jiehe, Chairman of Pacific Construction Group; Qin Yucai, Regional Director for the National Development and Reform Commission in China; Liu Weiping, Gangsu Governor... should not destroy 700 mountains in order to build a metropolis. 

Thank you.

To:
Yan Jiehe, Chairman of Pacific Construction Group
Qin Yucai, Regional Director for the National Development and Reform Commission in China
Liu Weiping, Gangsu Governor in China
This infrastructure will become China's fifth state-level development zone an it will make you a lot of money but it will also increase the area's population, it will impact the environment with hazardous effects and create heavy pollution and water shortages.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Rachel Richards LEBANON, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      Why? Isn't there a better way to house your overpopulated country?

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    • Ariane Jenssen CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This mountains made the charm of China!

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    • Mel Padilla MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Shame on you!

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    • Jan Garen SWANSEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      This cannot be true surely? This has to be the craziest idea yet.

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    • jaana jaakkola HUDDINGE, SWEDEN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Stop the demolition of 700 mountains in China!

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