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In Picturesque Thailand, Coal Plant Draws Protests

Environmental activists in Thailand are protesting plans to reopen an 800-megawatt coal plant in a coastal region, Krabi, that is popular with eco-tourists. The controversy pits Thailand’s growing energy needs against its image as a seaside paradise.   Along the southwestern coast, tourism is big business, worth more than $40 million a year.   Despite rapid development, Krabi, a coastal province, is still recognized as a green tourism zone and its wetlands are included on an...

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