Indonesia’s ambitious plans to boost coal production and exports from Kalimantan are ill-advised and not worth the environmental and social cost, according to a key report from Greenpeace. In the “Point of No Return” report, the environmental group said the Indonesian government was one of a handful of governments helping “push the world past the point of no return” by pursuing massive coal, oil and gas projects that would produce as much new carbon dioxide emissions in 2020 as the entire United States.
Among companies mining coal in Kalimantan is London-listed Bumi. BHP Billiton and Churchill also propose mining coal in the province.
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