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A $2 Billion Energy Project Threatens a 7,000 Year-Old Reef

  • Taiwan’s CPC wants to complete LNG receiving terminal in 2025
  • Activists say they have enough support to trigger referendum
Taiwan’s Datan algal reef 

Taiwan’s Datan algal reef 

Source: Rescue Datan's Algal Reefs Alliance
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At more than 7,000 years-old, the Datan algal reef was probably alive and humming before humans domesticated the horse.

But the rocky shoal, which stretches along Taiwan’s northern coastline and is home to an endangered coral species, is at risk from a $2 billion liquefied natural gas import project, local activists say.