February 9, 2011
Media Contacts:
Paula Palmer, Director, Global Response Program, Cultural Survival, 00 1 303 444-0306, paula@cs.org
Joanna Levitt, Executive Director, International Accountability Project, 00 1 415-659-0555, joanna@accountabilityproject.org
Rumana Hashem, International Correspondent of the National Committee, 07936047597, rowshonrumana@gmail.com
Seeking to avert a “humanitarian and ecological catastrophe,” today Cultural Survival launched a campaign to prevent UK-based Global Coal Management Resources (GCM) from building one of the world’s largest open-pit coal mines in one of the world’s poorest countries, Bangladesh. If allowed to move forward, GCM’s Phulbari Coal Mine Project would forcibly displace as many as 220,000 people, bulldoze thousands of homes, and destroy 12,000 acres of fertile farmland.
Read more at http://www.culturalsurvival.org/take-action/bangladesh-ban-coal-mine-save-forests-and-farms.