Communities vs. Coal: Strategies and Stories from Thailand

Three communities in Thailand, Mae Moh in the north, and Baan Krut and Bo Nok in the south, know what it is like to fight coal-fired power plants and coal mines in their communities. They have used legal, policy, and social strategies to assert their rights against the companies. Their stories, in this community education video, serve as a learning opportunity for others in the Mekong region who are facing harmful coal power projects in their communities.
 

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