For Immediate Release
Lindsay Meiman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coastal Community of São Paulo Wins Fight Against Giant Thermoelectric Plant
United, citizens of Peruíbe knocked down the power plant projected to be one of the 50 largest in the world and blocked future mega-polluting projects.
PERUÍBE, São Paulo - The city of Peruíbe, in the Southeast of Brazil, has been struggling for months against the installation of a thermoelectric power plant, which could be one of the largest of its type in an urban area in the world. Citizens have organized themselves, pressured city councilors, and finally have approved an amendment to the municipal law that would prevent other mega-polluting projects from being built in the city.
The rare conquest can not be considered unprecedented only because 30 years ago, the same municipality won a similar battle against the construction of a nuclear power plant in the region.
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