URGENT ACTION ALERT: We have less than 24 hours...
In less than 24 hours, the board of directors of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a federal agency that has been funneling billions of U.S. tax dollars into dirty energy projects abroad, will vote on the climate impacts of a polluting coal plant in Vietnam.
This vote comes just three weeks after President Obama’s Climate Action Plan clearly stated that financing for most coal plants abroad is no longer acceptable.
The project up for a vote is the Thai Binh II coal plant in the Red River Delta in Northern Vietnam. Due to outdated technology this coal plant will emit unacceptable levels of air pollutants that will worsen climate change and poison local communities. This pollution is violating the President’s Climate Action Plan and the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s own environmental policy.
If the U.S. Export-Import Bank's board greenlightst the climate impact of this heavily polluting coal plant in Vietnam is acceptable, the bank will be able to consider providing public financing for the project.
Tell President Obama to protect the Climate Action Plan and urge him to call on the bank’s board to end U.S. financing for polluting coal plants abroad.
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