A proposed 1,000 MW coal-fired power plant in Jamaica was canceled in November! It would have been the first coal-fired power plant in Jamaica and would have locked Jamaica into decades of burning coal, polluting the air and water, and damaging the climate.
Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) launched the #SayNOtoCoalJA campaign to educate Jamaicans about the impacts of coal, and more than 20,000 people signed a JET-led petition calling on the government of Jamaica to reject the proposal for the coal plant and continue the transition to renewables, including liquified natural gas (LNG) as a transitional fuel.
ELAW's science team worked with JET and provided information about the impacts of burning coal on local ecosystems and the climate. We also worked with JET on a public fact sheet, which JET used to educate citizens about the deadly impacts of coal.