Pacific Islanders' Challenge to Coal Power Plant

For most Europeans, it would be hard to find the Federated States of Micronesia on a map. But the small Pacific island nation is trying to punch above its weight. The country — with a population of 110,000 spread across more than 600 islands — is challenging the refit of a coal-fired power plant in the Czech report, according to Reuters. Micronesia says the 1,710 MW plant is a direct threat to its survival. The case could be the first time one country has tried to use another’s laws to block construction because of climate change fears.

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