Mitsubishi Corporation is trying to build a dirty new coal plant in a Vietnamese community that’s still recovering from industrial disaster.

Mitsubishi’s partners have walked out. Tell Mitsubishi to abandon this dirty new coal plant now.

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In Ha Tinh province, Vietnam, fishermen have already fought off one company which poisoned their coastline. Now they're fighting back against another: Mitsubishi Corporation.

Japan’s largest trading company is making a last ditch effort to secure finance for a big, dirty new coal plant called Vung Ang 2.

The site Mitsubishi has chosen is very same location as the infamous Formosa Steel Plant disaster in 2016, which wiped out the local fishing industry and poisoned 200km of pristine coastline with cyanide.

The local community has taken on powerful companies like Mitsubishi before and right now the company is keenly away of the controversy this project is causing. The future of the... project hangs on negotiations over the next two months.

If we create enough outcry, we can force Mitsubishi to scrap this dirty coal plant for good.

Tell Mitsubishi: don’t fuel ecological disaster. Abandon Vung Ang 2 now.

We know we can because we've done it before. Last year almost 20,000 SumOfUs members helped push British bank Standard Chartered to adopt a new policy that forced the bank to withdraw from the Vung Ang 2 plant.

Now three more companies which were originally backing the project have joined Standard Chartered and pulled out.

Which leaves Mitsubishi isolated and with only months left to secure a loan or it could be forced to abandon the project too.

We know that to avoid catastrophic climate change all countries must have phased out coal fired power by 2040. But economics don’t stack up either: by 2021 it will already be cheaper in Vietnam to invest in solar and wind than coal -- and with significantly less danger posed to community health and the climate.

Add your voice. Call on Mitsubishi to walk away from the Vung Ang 2 project now.

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Thanks for all that you do,
Nick and the team at SumOfUs

More information:

Anger burns on Vietnam's poisoned coast a year after spill Reuters, April 4 2017
Vietnamese provinces say “no” to coal plants–government and industry still want more Mekong Eye, March 7 2019
Factsheet: Vung Ang 2, Market Forces, updated February 2020

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